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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

Injury: 3,000 + roofs damaged

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

Injury: Operated Spine

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

Injury: Double fatality

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

Injury: Broken hip, surgery spinal

Verdict – Plaintiff $75,000

Defense Proposal for Settlement $125,000

Plaintiff’s Demand: $1,000,000

 

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

Injury: Coverage

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.

Injury: Multiple surgerys for minor’s face

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

Injury: Spinal Surgery

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

Injury: Multiple surgeries to right quadricep

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

Injury: traumatic brain injury

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

Injury: Spinal Surgery

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 workers’ compensation immunity

Verdict – Defense

Plaintiff’s Demand: $16,000,000

 

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.

Injury: 2 plaintiffs with spinal surgery

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

Injury: operated elbow with hardware on minor

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 PONTE 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

 

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

 

BONNIE KORPECK V. WHOLE FOODS MARKET GROUP, INC 

15th judicial Circuit Palm Beach County

Case No. 50 2006 CA 008656XXXMB

Slip and fall with operated elbow

Verdict – Denfese

Plaintiff’s Demand: $285,000

 

RONALD SAWYER V. AMS STAFF LEASING

Duval County DOAH OJCC

Case No. 08 020579 SLR

Workers’ compensation claim

Verdict – Defense

 

ROLANDO QUEZADA V. AMS STAFF LESING, ET AL

Dade County DOAH OJCC

Case No. 07-01795SMS

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

 

AMBLER V. PATCO 

Citrus County

Case No.: 05-CA-4647/5-D10-394

Trucking accident

Injury: operated spine

Demand: $1m

Verdict: 25% for defendant (3 defendants); 75% for plaintiff

 

JESSICA LYNN MEYER V. JOHNSON & WOOD TRUCKING, INC.., ET AL 

Marion County

Case No.:  07 256 CA G

Trucking accident

Injury: Paraplegic

Demand: $16m

Verdict: case settled in the second week within policy limits

 

TRAPPER V. WHOLE FOODS MARKET GROUP, INC.

Orange County

Case No.: 2010-CA-011092-0

Employment case

Injury: discrimination wrongful discharge

Demand: $150,000.00

Verdict: 0

 

DIAMOND C TRANSPORT, INC V. MCLAUGHLIN

Lake County

Case No.: 10-CA-004923

Breach of Contract

Demand: No demand

Verdict: Dismissed with Prejudice

 

SEELSI V. B & L SERVICE, INC. AND SAINTVAL 

Broward County, FL,

Case No. CACE-10-012636

Injury: Auto negligence (common carrier)

Demand: $100,000.00

Verdict: $17,677.85

 

WEST V. B & L SERVICE, INC. AND MERCHAND

Broward County

Case No. CACE-10-027078

Injury: Auto Negligence (common carrier)

Demand:$100,000.00

Verdict: 0

 

BECKER V. VMG TRUCK AND MONISION PALLETS, INC  

Polk County

Case No.: 53-2011 CA-1360

Trucking case (liability only)

Demand: $20m

Verdict: 20% Defendant; 30% Fabre Defendant and 50% co-defendant

 

GERALDINE MORGAN V. MICHAELS STORE, INC.

Palm Beach County

Case No.: 2012 CA 000136XXXXMB

Premise liability

Injury: Premises liability; trip and fall and breach of contract

Demand: $525,000.00

Verdict: 0

 

FERREIRO V. WEEKS

Miami-Dade County

Case No.: 12 8750 CA 23

Auto accident case

Injury: operated tibia with rod implant

Demand: $350,000.00

Verdict: 0

 

WITTY V. MEDLOCK AND NANCE 

Broward County

Case No. 2012 06101 05

Auto accident case

Injury: spinal surgery

Demand: $1,200,000.00

Verdict: 0

 

OTONIEL MENDEZ V. ROSLYN KATZ TRACTION 

Miami-Dade County

Case No.: 12-49521CA11

Auto accident case

Injury: Traumatic brain injury

Demand: $2.5m

Verdict: 0

 

VEGA V. LAGUIRRE AND B&L SERVICE, INC.

Broward County

Case No.: CACE 14-008291 2

Auto/bicycle accident case (common carrier)

Injury: operated wrist with plates and screws

Demand: $125,000.00

Verdict: 60% on Plaintiff and 40% on Defendant (result $32,141.85)

 

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY V. LINCOLN GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY

9th Judicial Circuit Orange County

Case No. 08-CC13699-0

Liability carrier of taxi cab sedan is not subject to the reimbursement statute F.S. Section 627.7405 where result would be creation of coverage that did not exist

Verdict – Defense Summary Judgment granted on creation of coverage; denied on other grounds, appealed remanded with direction to enter verdict for Defense.

 

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY V. LINCOLN GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY

9th Judicial Circuit Orange County

Case No. 2011-CV-000076-A-0

Taxi cab sedan is not a commercial motor vehicle and not subject to F.S. Section 627.7405 reimbursement statute

Verdict – Defendant/Appellant with opinion

 

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY V. TATA LIMO SERVICES, INC.

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. CACE 13-018831(AP)

Taxi cab sedan is not a commercial motor vehicle and not subject to F.S. Section 627.7405 reimbursement statute

Verdict – Defendant/Appellant with opinion

 

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY V. TATA LIMO SERVICES, INC.

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. COSO-12-000508(60)

Owner of sedan used as taxi cab is not subject to reimbursement statute F.S. 627.7405

Verdict – Defense via Summary Judgment

 

JONATHAN BARTLETT V. KALAIB JEAN JOURDAIN, B & L SERVICE, INC., et al.

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. CACE-16-003763(09)

Plaintiff’s tort claims barred by shortened statute of limitations for insureds of insolvent insurers pursuant to F.S. Sections 95.11(5)(d) and 631.68

Verdict – Defense via Summary Judgment

 

DEON TAYLOR V. B & L SERVICE, INC.

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. CACE-14-005957(18)

Vicarious liability claim against vehicle owner barred where claims against active tortfeasor driver were barred by shortened statute of limitations for claims against the estate of a decedent

Verdict – Defense via Summary Judgment

 

ALEX PONCE V. LEVASSE DUMELLE

11th Judicial Circuit Miami-Dade County

Case No. 13-25286 CA 06

Case dismissed by the Court for fraud

Verdict – Defense Motion to Dismiss for Fraud on the Court granted

 

MANUEL DOMINGUEZ V. JUAN M. VAZQUEZ

11th Judicial Circuit Miami-Dade County

Case No. 2014-020727 CA 01

Plaintiff agreed to dismiss case with prejudice at hearing on motion to dismiss for fraud

Verdict – Defense

 

TERRI HUDSON V. B & L SERVICE, INC.

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. CACE-16-006697

Plaintiff agreed to dismiss case with prejudice in light of motion to dismiss for fraud

Verdict – Defense

 

JONATHAN BARTLETT V. KALAIB JEAN JOURDAIN, B & L SERVICE, INC., ET AL.

17th Judicial Circuit Broward County

Case No. CACE-16-003763(09)

Plaintiff’s tort claims barred by shortened statute of limitations for insureds of insolvent insurers pursuant to F.S. Sections 95.11(5)(d) and 631.68

Verdict – Defense via Summary Judgment

 

KARLA FORTUNY V. MICHAEL GRIFFIN AND RISCHIE BHANGU

11th Judicial Circuit Miami-Dade County

Case No. 2015-10633-CA-01

Vicarious liability against motor vehicle owner for automobile negligence

Verdict – Defense Summary Judgment granted due to shopkeeper’s exception.