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Attorneys Get $71M In Fees For $1B Surfside Settlement Work

The judge overseeing the consolidated litigation over the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida, approved about $71 million in attorney fees on Monday for class counsel who secured a global settlement of¬†more than $1 billion for the victims. In a hearing, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman said he would award $65… Continue reading Attorneys Get $71M In Fees For $1B Surfside Settlement Work

Texas Justices Strike Lump Sum Payout In $10.3M Verdict

The Texas Supreme Court declined Friday to toss a $10.3 million verdict against a hospital operator for negligence that caused a baby to be born with cerebral palsy, but said a state trial court wrongly ordered $7 million of the verdict be paid as a lump sum. Ordering a Cameron County District Court judge to… Continue reading Texas Justices Strike Lump Sum Payout In $10.3M Verdict

Possible Insurer Claims Eyed Ahead Of Condo Collapse Talks

The Florida state judge handling litigation over the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse said Tuesday he would order insurers for the victims and condo association to attend mediation on their claims against the builders of a neighboring tower unless the insurers waive potential claims against them. Eleventh Circuit Court Judge Michael A. Hanzman agreed to… Continue reading Possible Insurer Claims Eyed Ahead Of Condo Collapse Talks

Panel Addresses Survivor Rights In Fla. Wrongful Death Act

A Florida appeals court stood by its own precedent Wednesday in finding that the widow of a mesothelioma victim cannot recover damages for pain and suffering as a “surviving spouse” under the state’s Wrongful Death Act because their marriage followed the victim’s injury but ruled that his two surviving children can, under the circumstances. The… Continue reading Panel Addresses Survivor Rights In Fla. Wrongful Death Act

$2.5M In Damages Nixed In Med Mal Suit Over Patient’s Death

A Florida appeals court has ordered a new trial on damages owed to the daughter of a man who died after an allegedly unnecessary heart procedure, saying the estate’s attorneys should not have been allowed to refer to her life expectancy during closing argument. In an opinion filed Wednesday, the three-judge panel said that references… Continue reading $2.5M In Damages Nixed In Med Mal Suit Over Patient’s Death