FERRELLE BURNS ATTORNEYS OBTAIN $1,724,464.00 JURY VERDICT IN FEDERAL COURT MARITIME SUIT AGAINST INTERNATIONAL WOOD PRODUCT SUPPLIER IN THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
The firm’s lawyers handled a two-week federal court jury trial with extensive expert testimony relating to the loading, delivery, and unloading of materials at a major Georgia port facility. Our firm was also able to obtain a high six-figure attorneys’ fee award for our clients in addition to the jury’s damages award.
FERRELLE BURNS ATTORNEY RICE FERRELLE OBTAINS CONFIDENTIAL MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SEVEN-FIGURE SETTLEMENT IN TRUCKING INJURY CASE IN SOUTH GEORGIA ON BEHALF OF 10 YEAR-OLD GIRL AND FAMILY
FERRELLE BURNS ATTORNEY OBTAINS $3.75 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN PRODUCT DESIGN DEFECT CASE
Ferrelle Burns attorney Rice Ferrelle served as co-lead counsel on behalf of a local individual whose husband sustained catastrophic and permanent neurological injuries from excessive carbon monoxide inhalation following use of a defective product. After lengthy federal and state court litigation against both the product and component part manufacturers based on theories of design defect and failure to warn, Ferrelle was able to reach a $3.75 million settlement for the victim and his family just before trial.
FIRM SECURES $960,000 SETTLEMENT PRIOR TO TRIAL FOR COUPLE INJURED IN PERSONAL VEHICLE ON INTERSTATE-95 BY NEGLIGENT TRUCKING COMPANY AND DISTRACTED DRIVER
$810,000.00 settlement for woman INJURED BY BOAT PROPELLER in florida maritime action involving recreational boating injury IN DUVAL COUNTY WATERS NEAR JACKSONVILLE
FERRELLE BURNS ATTORNEY SERVES AS TRIAL COUNSEL ON $36 MILLION JURY VERDICT IN PRODUCT DEFECT CASE
In 2009, Ferrelle Burns attorneys represented an individual and his wife in the trial of a product liability defect case that resulted in a $36 million jury verdict in the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida against a product manufacturer. While utilizing a strength and conditioning elastic product in coaching baseball at a local high school, the product materials failed, causing the client serious and permanent facial injuries. Burns assisted in the preparation of the claim from early in the litigation all the way through the jury trial.
Ferrelle Burns obtains $9.6 million judgment for client in elaborate real estate fraud
Our firm’s lawyers uncovered a tremendous fraudulent scheme by a well-known real estate broker and developer to defraud millions from our clients, a wonderful retirement age couple. Our attorneys further worked with authorities to ensure the fraudster was held criminally liable for the fraud.
FERRELLE BURNS ATTORNEYs reach $550,000.00 SETTLEMENT ON EVE OF TRIAL IN GEORGIA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION against local physician and medical practice
FIRM OBTAINS $500,000 SETTLEMENT PRIOR TO TRIAL IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION AGAINST ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AND MEDICAL PRACTICE
$750,000.00 RECOVERY FOR OIL DRILLING SEAMAN IN LOUISIANA
The firm recovered $750,000 for a seaman who suffered a displaced fracture of his upper arm after falling into a pit on an oil drilling platform in the North Sea. The case was filed in U.S. District Court in Louisiana. The Naval architect Mr. Ferrelle retained as an expert testified that the pit did not have sufficient marine guardrails and was negligently designed causing the fall.
FERRELLE RECOVERS MAXIMUM AVAILABLE INSURANCE PROCEEDS IN CONNECTION WITH $402,000 SETTLEMENT OF MARITIME BOATING INJURY CLAIM FOR 14 YEAR-OLD SWIMMER STRUCK BY DISTRACTED BOATER OFF FLORIDA BEACH
RICE FERRELLE OBTAINS $350,000.00 SETTLEMENT DURING TRIAL IN GEORGIA AUTOMOBILE NEGLIGENCE ACTION AGAINST SOUTH GEORGIA MUNICIPALITY ON BEHALF OF INJURED 20 YEAR-OLD WOMAN
FIRM REACHES $300,000 SETTLEMENT FOR SPECIALTY FURNITURE IMPORTER IN COMPLEX MARITIME CARGO DAMAGE LAWSUIT AGAINST PORT AUTHORITY AFTER 4 YEARS OF EXTENSIVE LITIGATION
$585,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN MARITIME ACTION BROUGHT AGAINST UNITED STATES ON BEHALF OF MAN INJURED ON COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL IN DESTIN, FLORIDA
$345,000.00 SETTLEMENT WITH NATIONAL TRUCKING COMPANY FOR WOMAN INJURED IN VEHICLE BY DISTRACTED TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER IN SOUTH GEORGIA
$750,000.00 MAINTENANCE & CURE JUDGMENT AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD FOR SHRIMPER IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
Mr. Ferrelle obtained a $500,000 judgment in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Georgia for a seaman who injured his back lifting baskets of shrimp while on a voyage off the coast of North Carolina. In addition to damages for the seaman’s “maintenance and cure,” the plaintiff was awarded $250,000 for punitive damages for the vessel owner’s intentional and wrongful conduct in refusing to pay for the injured seaman’s medical care.
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT OBTAINED IN MUSIC COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT FILED IN NEW YORK FEDERAL COURT AGAINST RAPPER WIZ KHALIFA AND NATIONAL RECORDING GROUPS ON BEHALF OF ASPIRING GEORGIA MUSICIAN
$525,000.00 SETTLEMENT FOR JONES ACT SEAMAN INJURED ON UNSEAWORTHY VESSEL IN BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA
The firm reached a $525,000 settlement for a Jones Act seaman who sustained significant arm, chest and rib fractures after his employer’s vessel malfunctioned in navigable waters off Brunswick, Georgia. Mr. Ferrelle’s retained experts were able to successfully establish the existence of an engine defect and faulty safety lanyard on the owner’s vessel which was assigned to the plaintiff. Additionally, following extensive depositions of the plaintiff’s supervisors and safety officers, the firm was able to effectively expose the employer’s failure to implement proper safety practices for its maritime workers.
$232,000.00 SETTLEMENT AFTER COMPANY’S EXHAUSTION OF INSURANCE PROCEEDS IN MARITME “DEATH ON HIGH SEAS” ACTION FOR ESTATE OF GEORGIA MAN WHO DIED DURING RECREATIONAL FISHING EXCURSION
FERRELLE BURNS SEEKS JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE
One of the firm’s clients suffered a devastating injury during a back surgery resulting in quadriplegia and a lifetime of total nursing care. Although the doctor’s operative note made no mention of any injury during the surgery, subsequent testimony from hospital recovery nurses helped Mr. Ferrelle’s neurosurgery expert prove the cause of the injury. The case settled for a confidential amount which was placed in a special set-aside trust for the client and her family. “This was a particularly gratifying result because it was such a tragic injury for a 43-year-old mother of two.”
In another confidential medical settlement, Mr. Ferrelle recovered for a 32-year-old mother against a physician who failed to diagnose and treat a heart attack, resulting in major heart muscle damage and eventually leading to a total heart transplant. Our retained expert testified that the symptoms were classic and should have received follow-up care. Fortunately, because of her young age, she was selected by Mayo Clinic for a total heart transplant and survived.
$200,000.00 SETTLEMENT OBTAINED IN AUTOMOBILE NEGLIGENCE ACTION FOR FLORIDA WOMAN INJURED BY CARELESS DRIVER
Ferrelle Burns prevails in a Georgia state court jury trial involving fraudulent transfers masked as estate planning.
Our firm’s client, a major regional bank, sued to prevent and recover hundreds of thousands of assets that were transferred as a part of a purported estate planning exercise. The 12-person jury agreed with our firm’s contention that the estate planning was a sham to remove assets from the reach of the bank’s collection efforts. Attorneys’ fees were included as part of the recovery.
FERRELLE BURNS ATTORNEYS OBTAIN APPELLATE VICTORIES FOR CLIENTS ON UNSETTLED ISSUES OF FLORIDA LAW
Ferrelle Burns Attorneys recently prevailed at the trial court level and on appeal on behalf of two high-level individuals in connection with the enforcement of complex non-compete and other restrictive covenants through a motion for temporary injunction.
In 2012, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of statutory warranty claims brought against a powder coating distributor represented by attorney Rice Ferrelle in the client’s favor. In holding that the trial court had not erred in its application of Florida’s condominium warranty statute to product suppliers, the appellate court decision provided much needed clarity on an issue of first impression related to the scope of such implied warranties.
In a separate commercial litigation matter on behalf of a corporate lender, Ferrelle Burns attorney David Burns recently argued in Florida’s First District Court of Appeal in a case in which a borrower asserted that its lender breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing during the loan relationship. The appellate court issued an order in favor of Burns’ client within a week of the oral argument.
***The trial verdicts and settlements listed on this page are intended to be representative of cases handled by Ferrelle Burns, however, these listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other future claim.