Prevailed against a Miami-area municipality's class action appeal asserting sovereign immunity in a utility rating dispute.
Secured class certification, and defended certification on appeal, in a condominium construction defect lawsuit seeking $50 million in damages.
Prosecuted a class action alleging deceptive labeling against alcoholic beverage distributor.
Preserved master complaint against numerous motions to dismiss in an MDL proceeding against a national hair care product manufacturer.
Overcame vicarious liability damages caps in a multi-party auto accident case that resulted in a $51 million plaintiffs’ verdict.
Instituted post-judgment proceedings to expose fraudulent transfers following an $8.5 million-dollar wrongful death verdict.
Defeated contractual exculpatory clause against a trampoline park operator, leading to a confidential settlement.
Won (alongside co-counsel) $1.6 million judgment in a bicycle accident suit resulting in permanent leg injuries.
Withstood multiple summary judgment motions in a condominium construction lawsuit seeking $30 million in damages.
Preserved jury trial demand in a commercial suit seeking over $100 million against several international cruise lines.
Rebuffed appeal of order striking defenses and crossclaims for litigation misconduct in suit that ultimately resulted in a $1.2 million jury verdict.
Defended a $3.75 multimillion-dollar attorneys’ fees award on appeal, imposed in part as a sanction for discovery violations.
Reversed foreclosure judgment on appeal in a suit alleging a $1.25 million mortgage fraud.
Defeated summary judgment motion seeking to absolve hospital for failing to provide adequate onsite surgical and anesthesiology services.
Withstood a motion to strike and/or dismiss suit arising out of allegations that a medical practitioner concealed a surgical error from his patient, delaying her ability to seek corrective surgery.
Rebuffed motion to strike medical expert testimony in a case involving a child’s brachial plexus injury.
Overcame Chapter 766 challenge based on lack of pre-suit notice against a medical practitioner whose role in the case was unknown before suit was filed.
Insurance & Bad Faith
Secured the dismissal of a claim for retroactive insurance premiums on behalf of a Miami-based community development non-profit.
Obtained jury verdict for bad faith failure to settle against an auto insurer and successfully preserved the verdict on appeal.
Stewarded a multimillion dollar extracontractual damages claim stemming from insurer's non-compliance with Florida’s uninsured motorist statute.
Vacated summary judgment in a multimillion-dollar bad faith claim via direct appeal.
Revived multimillion dollar third-party bad faith claim against national insurer following order initially dismissing the case on statute of limitations grounds.
Notable Orders and Opinions
Bulk Express Transport, Inc., et al. v. Diaz, 2022 WL 2962088 (Fla. 3d DCA July 27, 2022)
Suco v. Lifemark Hospitals of Florida, 2022 WL 2066602 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Jun. 4, 2022)
Reilly v. Adventist Health Systems/Sunbelt Inc., 2020 WL 6537070 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Nov. 1, 2020)
Mizrahi v. Yamaha Motor Corp, USA, 389 F. Supp. 3d 1135 (S.D. Fla. Jul. 22, 2019)
Trial Practice, Procedure, and Evidence
2711 Hollywood Condo. Ass'n v. TRG Hollywood - 2018 WL 3371781 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Sept. 29, 2018)
Latitude on the River Condo. Ass'n v. Allied Tube - 2020 WL 1038599 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Feb. 14, 2020)
Windhaven Ins. Co. v. Pedro Mesquita – 278 So. 3d 212 (Fla. 3d DCA 2019)
Kermes v. Citizens Property Ins. Co. - 327 So. 2d 352 (Fla. 3d DCA 2021)
Levy v. FMF&J Investments, -- So. 3d --, 2022 WL 2135637 (Fla. 3d DCA Jun. 15, 2022)
In re: Monat Litigation - 2019 WL 5423457 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 23, 2019)
Latitude v. Allied Tube - 2019 WL 4889520 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Sept. 23, 2019), aff’d 306 So. 3d 312 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020)
Insurance and Bad Faith
Benson v. QBE Ins Co. - 61 F. Supp. 3d 1277 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
MI Windows & Doors v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins Co. of Pittsburgh - 2016 WL 11663957 (SC. Ct. Com. Pl. Jun. 15, 2016)
Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London v. Fannie Mae – 2014 WL 11380937 (SD Fla) – 4/18/14 – aff’d 598 Fed App’x 735 (11th Cir. 2015)
MI Windows & Doors v. Liberty Mutual - 123 F. Supp. 3d 1332 (M.D. Fla. 2015)
Lopez v. Allstate, 710 Fed. Appx 861 (11th Cir. 2018)
Havana Docks Corp. v. Norwegian Line Holdings - 2022 WL 499710 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 18, 2022)
Cawthorn v. Auto Owners Ins. Co, 853 F. App’x 637 (11th Cir. 2021)
Expert / Daubert
Quashen v. Carnival - 2022 WL 1271982 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 6, 2022)
Lopez v. Allstate - 2015 WL 5584898 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 23, 2015), aff’d 710 Fed. Appx 861 (11th Cir. 2018)