Miami attorney Peter Quinter talks with the Tampa Tribune about how, even as relations between Cuba and America warm, Americans still face obstacles to doing business with the island nation. Quinter chairs the Customs & International Trade Law Group at the statewide law firm of GrayRobinson.
Tampa trial attorney Steve Yerrid and parents of former U Cal Berkeley football player Ted Agu talk with ESPN Outside the Lines
Tampa attorney Steve Yerrid, and Ambrose and Emilia Agu, speak with ESPN Outside the Lines about the death of the Agus’ son Ted, a University of California Berkeley football player who died following a pre-season conditioning drill.
The Agus had filed a wrongful death suit against the university, which has been settled. The Agus alleged their son died as a result of reckless and negligent behavior on the part of UCB football trainers and coaches. The suit claimed Agu, who was known to have sickle cell disease, died as a result of an overly taxing conditioning drill that was inappropriate and extreme given his known medical condition. Steve speaks also about the mini-epidemic of student athletes unknowingly with sickle cell trait dying in similar incidents.
Agu’s death is remarkably similar to the death of a University of Central Florida (UCF) football player, Ereck Plancher, who also suffered from Sickle Cell Disease. In 2011, Plancher’s family, represented by Steve Yerrid, Jeff Murphy, J.D. Dowell, and David Dickey, took the case to a three week trial against UCF Athletics Association, Inc., and obtained a jury verdict and final judgment (including costs, fees and interest awarded by the Court) that is now almost $15 million. Despite the fact that UCF Athletics Association had $21 million in liability insurance to pay this judgment, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled that “sovereign immunity” limited the liability of the Athletics Association and its insurance company to $200,000. The Plancher family has appealed that ruling and the matter is currently pending before the Florida Supreme Court.
Miami attorney Peter Quinter talks in Q&A feature with the Miami Herald about how warming relations between Cuba and America will impact Americans eager to business with the island nation. Among his predictions – that the embargo will soon end. Quinter chairs the Customs & International Trade Law Group at the statewide law firm of GrayRobinson.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Paul Minoff talks with FOX Business about how new rules are making it easier for Major League Baseball to prospect for talent in Cuba. Minoff represents Cuban baseball star Leonys Martin, who several years ago fled the communist island and signed with Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. Minoff is with the Florida-wide law firm of GrayRobinson.
Miami attorney Ted Craig interviewed by the Los Angles Times about legal troubles facing actress Jessica Alba’s company. Ted chairs the class-action defense team at Florida-wide law firm GrayRobinson.
Boca Raton attorney Michelle Tanzer is profiled in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The chair of the Residential, Resort & Club legal practice at statewide law firm GrayRobinson, Tanzer helps golf courses and clubs around the globe guard against lawsuits and adapt to changing times.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Paul Minoff talks with the New York Times about Major League Baseball prospecting for talent in Cuba. Minoff represents Cuban baseball star Leonys Martin, who several years ago fled the communist island and signed with Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. Minoff is with the Florida-wide law firm of GrayRobinson.
Bill talks with the Miami Herald about Miami art collector Gary Nader proposed mixed-use project for Miami Dade College – which includes a Latin American Art Museum.
Ted penned a guest column for the Daily Business Review about how a couple of recent Georgia and Florida appellate courts (3rd and 11th circuits) rulings in essence make it significantly harder for plaintiffs to win class-action status for lawsuits involving brick-and-mortar businesses. Craig is the chair of the class-action defense team at Florida-wide law firm GrayRobinson.