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ALFREDO FEO v. DOUGLASS ROOFING

Case No. 09 13282 CA 21

11th Judicial Circuit Miami Dade County

Construction case regarding roofs

Evidentiary hearing to certify class action

Verdict – Defense class certification denied

JUAN PINON v. BEST YATCH REPAIR, INC

Case No. 05 16205 CA 04

11th Judicial Circuit Miami Dade County

Slip and fall at a shipyard marina

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $690,000

ESTATE OF MICHAEL S. EBRIGHT v. JOSE MORALEZ BLANCER

10th Judicial Circuit Polk County

Case No. 2006 CA 001170 (08)

Dump truck versus automobile

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $20,000,000

ESTATE OF MICHAEL S. EBRIGHT v. JOSE MORALEZ BLANCER

2nd District Court of Appeals Florida

Case No. 2D09-3357

Verdict – Per Curiam Affirmed Appellee Defense verdict

FRANCIS NEWBY v. CAREY-ALL TRANSPORTATION, INC.

10th Judicial Circuit Polk County

Case No. 06 CA 000074

Truck versus automobile rear end collision

Verdict – Plaintiff $75,000

Defense Proposal for Settlement $125,000

Plaintiff’s Demand: $1,000,000

FRANCES NEWBY v. CAREY-ALL TRANSPORTATION, INC.

2nd District Court of Appeals Florida

Case No. 2D11-586

Appeal – Defendant’s entitlement to fees and costs under Proposal for Settlement

Verdict – Appellant/Defense with opinion; Defense entitled to fees and costs

Amount in Controversy: $70,000 (Fees and Costs)

EUROPEAN WOODCRAFT & MICA DESIGN INC v. CITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCE CORPORATION

4th District Court of Appeals Florida

Case No. 4D08 4932

Plaintiff claiming coverage under theory that broker can bind Citizens

Verdict – Appellant/Defense with opinion; no coverage

NICHOLAS DESALVO v. FREEDOM MARINE CORPORATION, et al.

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. 02 010432 CACE 18

Dog bite case of small child (strict liability) Plaintiff asked for several hundred thousand dollars at trial and punitive damages (dog had bitten 6 prior individuals at marina). Jury found no punitive damages.

Verdict – Plaintiff $50,000

Defense Offered $50,000 by way of proposal for settlement

Plaintiff’s Demand: $150,000 prior to trial

SUSIE ALLEN v. RAYMOND CALHOUN & ENDEAVOUR TRUCKING, INC

18th Judicial Circuit Brevard County

Case No. 05 2005CA067429XXXX

Automobile versus dump truck with serious injuries

Verdict – Defendant

Plaintiff’s Demand: $500,000

ROBERT LIGHTNER v. DRIFTWOOD PLAZA PHASE II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, et al

18th Judicial Circuit Brevard County

Case No. 2003 CA 67396

Slip/trip and fall in back of bar with ruptured right quadriceps

Verdict – Settled $10,000 first day of trial

Defense Offered: $25,000

Plaintiff’s Demand: $250,000

UBELARDO LEYVA v. ENTERPRISE LEASING, et al

11th Judicial Circuit Miami Dade County

Case No. 02 05742 CA 27

Automobile accident with significant injuries including brain damage

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $1,000,000

DAMITA MOSS v. VICTORINO CARMONA, et al

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. 04 09572 CACE 03

Automobile versus fork lift

Verdict – Defense with an outstanding proposal for settlement entitling Defense to fees and costs

Plaintiff’s Demand: $200,000

CINDY RIVERA v. HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOME, INC

US District Court Southern District of Florida

Case No. 05 CIV 21514 HOEVERLER

Mishandling of body parts funeral parlor (defendant) allegedly gave decedent’s wife his internal organs in a bag at the funeral

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $500,000

ALBERT SALEEBY v. ROCKY ELSON CONSTRUCTION, INC

15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County

Case No. 00 12312 AH

Construction accident rendering Plaintiff paralyzed from chest down

Issue was worker’s compensation immunity

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $16,000,000

ALBERT SALEEBY v. ROCKY ELSON CONSTRUCTION, INC

4th District Court of Appeals Florida

Case No. 4D03-497

Verdict – Appellant/Defense with opinion

VADRA YALON v. THE SALON AT TURNBERRY, INC

11th Judicial Circuit Miami Dade County

Case No. 05 02388 CA 06

Trip and fall in beauty salon resulting in broken hip

Verdict – Settled for $25,000 first day of trial

Plaintiff’s Demand: $200,000

CHARLES & CLOEVA STEVENS v. PRICHETT TRUCKING INC, et al

7th Judicial Circuit St. Johns County

Case No. 03646 CA

Automobile versus truck; Defendant found to be 15% liable

Verdict – Plaintiff 10% liable, Defendant 15% liable and Co-Defendant 75% liable

Plaintiff’s Demand: $2,000,000

BOCHLIGE v. MCDONOLD’S

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No: 99-011510

Mother tripped and fell injuring small child alleged Mc Donalds improperly maintained floors

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $250,000

WANZELAK v. JM CONSTRUCTION

15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County

Case No. 50 1994 CA 005579XXONAI

Trip and fall at a construction site claiming permanent injury to ankle.

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $250,000

THE PLANTATION AT PONTA VEDRA v. THE CANAL AUTHORITY, et al

7th Judicial Circuit St. Johns County

Case No. CA 01 988

Alleged water contamination at golf course allegedly killing vegetation and loss of revenue

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $1.8 Million

VALERIA MUNROE v. EVERGLADES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County

Case No. 501996CA007208XXOCAO

Medical malpractice alleged against doctor and paramedics resulting in death

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $750,000

ROGER ATKINSON v. LCF TRANSPORT, INC AND LESMOND FOSTER

5th Judicial Circuit Sumter County

Case No. 2007 CA 000440

Truck versus automobile

Defense previously offered $40,000 to settle case

Verdict – Settled 2nd day of trial for $40,000

Plaintiff’s Demand: $150,000

ANGELINA GARCIA v. ALLSTATE FIREPROOFING

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. 99-021281 CACE 11

Workers’ compensation immunity

Verdict – Defense Summary Judgment initially denied appealed remanded with direction to enter verdict for Defense.

ALLSTATE FIREPROOFING v. ANGELINA GARCIA

4th District Court of Appeals Florida

Case No. 4D03 1243

Workers’ compensation immunity

Verdict – Defendant/Appellant with opinion

FROMETA v. ABC TRANSFER, INC., BERSAIN HERRERA and JUAN JOSE BETANCOR

15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County

Case No. 50 2009 CA 002218 XXXX MB

Automobile accident with operated disc

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand. $999,000

BONNIE KORPECK v. WHOLE FOODS MARKET GROUP, INC

15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County

Case No. 50 2006 CA 008656XXXMB

Slip and fall

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $285,000

THE ESTATE OF LARRY D. SMITH v. HART TRANSPORTATION, INC., et al

4th Judicial Circuit Duval County

Case No. 2004-CA-008434

Truck versus automobile rear end collision

Verdict - Plaintiff $31,000

Defendant found 25% liable

Defendant offered $100,000

Plaintiff Demand: $1,000,000

RONALD SAWYER v. AMS STAFF LEASING

Duval County DOAH OJCC

Case No. 08 020579 SLR

Workers’ compensation claim

Verdict – Defense

ROLANDO QUESADA v. AMS STAFF LESING, et al

Dade County DOAH OJCC

Case No. 07 01953SMS

Workers compensation claim

Verdict – Defense

RICARDO GONZALEZ v. CW TRUCKING, INC., PATRICK JONES, et al

4th Judicial Circuit Duval County

Case No. 17-2008-CA-009405-MA

Truck versus automobile claiming serious brain injury and orthopedic injuries

Defendant offered $300,000 to settle

Verdict – Plaintiff $75,000

Plaintiff’s Demand $1,000,000

YESHAYAHU & HANNA FOGEL v. ROYAL PLAZA INC., et al

15th Judicial Circuit Palm Beach County

Case No. 50 2008 CA 006577 XXXX MB

Shooting in convenience store alleging negligent discharge of a firearm and negligent security

Verdict - Defense Summary Judgment

RACHEL HARTLEY f/k/a RACHEL J. HENRIQUES v. WHOLE FOODS MARKET GROUP, INC.

11th Judicial Circuit Miami Dade County

Case No.: 2007-35820-CA-01 (24)

Product liability food poisoning

Verdict- Defense Summary Judgment

PROGRESSIVE v. ENTERPRISE

17th Cir. Ct. March 11, 2003

Case No. 01-21911 (12)

Cert. denied

Progressive v. Enterprise, (Fla.4th DCA Case No. 4D03-1793 May 27, 2004).