Cases

Representative Commercial, Intellectual Property and Appellate Matters

  • Case Name:  PNR, Inc. v. Ocean One North Inc. et al
    • Case No.:  96-0857 AD.
    • Jurisdiction:  Circuit Court, Palm Beach County, Florida
    • Description:  Plaintiff/Appellee’s counsel in complex commercial matter involving statutory unfair competition and related commercial torts.
    • Result:  Jury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff on all six (6) counts of the complaint totaling $800,000.00 in compensatory damages and $1.2 million dollars in punitive damages. Newspaper article(pdf). Reversed on appeal. Petitiion for Writ of Certiorari granted by Florida Supreme Court. Adverse Decision of Fourth District Court of Appeals reversed by Supreme Court in client’s favor.
    • Status:  Supreme Court decision in case has become seminal case authority under Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
  • Case Name:  Marine Mechanical Systems, Inc. v. MAN Roland, Inc.
    • Case No.:  96-6129 CIV LENARD.
    • Jurisdiction:  United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • Description:  Plaintiff/Appellants counsel in complex commercial and intellectual property matter including copyright and trademark infringement claims, antitrust claims, unfair competition and related commercial torts.
    • Result:  Summary judgment entered against domestic distributor and affirmed on appeal by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals without opinion.
    • Status:  Closed.
  • Case Name:  JFS Leasing Corp. et al. v. Arawak Aviation, Inc. et al
    • Case No.:  98-6691 (07)
    • Jurisdiction:  Circuit Court, Broward County Florida.
    • Description:  Defendant/Appellants counsel in aviation and commercial tort litigation and subsequent appeal.
    • Result:  Settled pending appeal.
    • Status:  Closed.
  • Case Name:  Monsanto Company and Nutrasweet Co. v. Compusano et al
    • Case No.:  99-2082 CIV JORDON
    • Jurisdiction:  United States District Court, Southern district of Florida.
    • Description:  Co-defendants counsel in complex commerical and intellectual property matter including copyright and trademark infringement claims, unfair competition and related commercial torts.
    • Result:  Only defendant among many to receive extremely favorable settlement reached within eight months of commencement of case.
    • Status:  Closed.
  • Case Name:  Spencer Gifts, Inc. v. Ronald Spencer
    • Case No.:  1-00-CV-05642
    • Jurisdiction:  United States District Court, District of New Jersey.
    • Description:  Defense counsel in intellectual property matter including copyright and trademark infringement claims.
    • Result:  Favorable settlement reached within early stages of case.
    • Status:  Closed.
  • Case Name:  Mizu-Tek International, L.C. v. DBS, Inc.
    • Case No.:  2-01CV0020 C
    • Jurisdiction:  United States District Court, District of Utah, Central Division.
    • Description:  Defense counsel in intellectual property matter including copyright and trademark infringement claims.
    • Result:  Favorable settlement reached within early stages of case.
    • Status:  Closed.
  • Case Name:  Rus’s Properties, LLC v. City of Hollywood
    • Case No.:  06-013969 (18)
    • Jurisdiction:  Broward County Circuit Court, Civil Division
    • Description:  Plaintiff counsel in tort litigation against city involving dispute over property rights and zoning laws.
    • Status:  Pending.
  • Case Name:  David Hewson, Jr. v. AirTran Airways, etc. et al
    • Case No.:  07-60842-CIV-MARTINEZ
    • Jurisdiction:  United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • Description:  Plaintiff’s counsel in tort litigation related to wrongful termination of airline pilot.
    • Status:  Pending.
  • Case Name:  Miami Trading and Broker v. M/ "God is Good" etc.
    • Case No.:  08-22766-CIV-GOLD/McALILEY
    • Jurisdiction:  United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • Description:  Defendant’s counsel in Maritime and Admiralty lien, arrest and seizure of vessel case.
    • Result:  Defense motion to dismiss complaint granted, order arresting vessel vacated, order appointing substitute custodian vacated, order granting defendant an award of attorneys fees and costs.
    • Status:  Pending closure.
  • Case Name:  Probst v. Barrett and Barclay
    • Case No.:  CACE 08-08162 (25)
    • Jurisdiction:  Circuit Court, Civil Division, Broward County, Florida
    • Description:  Defense counsel in breach of contract and business tort litigation related to a commercial real estate transaction.
    • Result:  Defense motion to quash service and dismiss the complaint granted.
    • Status:  Pending.