Led by partner Deborah J. Gander, the firm in 2005 obtained $60.9 million in injury compensation, the largest amount ever awarded in a Federal Tort Claims Act case in the country. Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez found the Obstetrics Clinic in Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, liable for medical negligence in the delivery of a brain-injured baby.
Our class action team achieved a $100 million settlement from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national funeral company, and its subsidiary, Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The case alleged that the companies buried families in the wrong graves, and the company agreed to compensate for the families’ grievances and provide in-kind services.
Seatback Failure Verdict Questions Federal Safety StandardsA Texas jury found Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, guilty of “gross negligence” for failing to warn consumers of potential seatback failures in a $242 million verdict. The case was in respect to a 2016 car crash, in which two young children suffered traumatic brain injuries when their parents’ Lexus was hit from behind. A seatback ...
Kecelakaan Penerbangan Lion Air Indonesia Sedang DiselidikiBaru-baru ini, pesawat Boeing 737 mengalami kecelakaan di Laut Jawa setelah lepas landas dari Jakarta, Indonesia. Sayangnya, pihak otoritas menduga tidak ada penumpang yang selamat dari kecelakaan tersebut. Media melaporkan bahwa pesawat jet tersebut meminta untuk kembali ke bandara setelah terbang sejauh 12 mil. Meskipun penyebab kecelakaan ...
Ford Focus is Just the Newest Recall in a Slew of Recent Auto RecallsFord Motor Company has recalled nearly 1.3 million Ford Focus vehicles in the United States due to the risk of engine stall. The recall affects specific 2012 through 2018 Ford Focus models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, the problem lies within the canister purge valve (CPV) of the vehicle. A ...
Our Florida Appeal Attorney Explains the Appeals Process
Appeals may allow an unsuccessful party to have a case revisited by a higher court, but losing a court case does not automatically grant the party the right of appeal. Listen to appeal attorney Maureen Lefebvre clarify appellate law and the process of convincing a court to revisit legal claims in this video. If you would like to discuss the appeals process with our nationally recognized personal injury law firm near Miami, or if you would like to discuss another legal matter, call Colson Hicks Eidson at (305) 476-7400 or fill out our convenient online case review form for a free consultation.
There are generally legal arguments that have to do with evidence and terms of whether or not evidence was improperly admitted, whether or not there was support for the evidence, but it’s primarily legal arguments. The appellate court will decide whether or not there were mistakes made at trial and whether or not those mistakes were sufficiently harmful that you are entitled to a new trial or not. That’s basically what appellate work involves. A lot of legal issues are resolved at the trial level before you ever get to the appellate court. A lot of appellate work is legal issues that’s not just done at the appellate level, it has to be set up at the trial level before you ever get to an appellate court.
(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.