“These same companies are still in business, still selling nicotine and children are still at risk,” said Stuart Ratzan, who told jurors R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris are targeting children through their involvement in e-cigarette companies. Stuart Ratzan and Stuart Weissman of the Ratzan Law Group in Miami teamed with Edward Zebersky of Zebersky & Payne in
If speeding Okeechobee Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gracie would have used his lights and sirens in response to an emergency call, 21-year-old Hilda Medrano would not have been “needlessly killed,” argued Edward H. Zebersky and Steffani M. Russo of Zebersky Payne in Fort Lauderdale. Edward H. Zebersky and Steffani M. Russo of Zebersky Payne in Fort Lauderdale landed a
Susan Snyder remembers the day well. Her younger son was 5, and the older one 7. The family had just moved to Tampa, and came upon a glossy brochure touting the benefits of Florida Prepaid college tuition plans. “It was clear that costs were possibly going to double, and it would be a good idea
YOU CAN HELP: CY PRES AWARDS Access to justice organizations, like The Florida Bar Foundation, are grateful and appropriate recipients of cy pres or residual fund awards in class action suits. Regardless of the case matter, group members were in search of justice. When full restitution to all members is either impossible or infeasible, courts
A Miami jury returned a $17.5 million verdict, including $10 million in punitive damages, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA in a smoker’s death. After a three-week trial before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge David Miller, jurors sided with Kenneth Gloger, who claimed the tobacco companies conspired for almost 50 years to conceal the truth about the dangers of cigarettes.
Former customers have leveled lawsuits against fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel, according to a review of federal court records by the News-4 I-Team. Some of the customers are seeking class action status for their cases, which could broaden the cases to include large numbers of former or current players. In one suit pending in