Case Results

During their careers, the attorneys at Slater | Grant have successfully represented clients in numerous cases, including those involving personal injury, wrongful death, legal malpractice, agriculture litigation, and business disputes. Some examples of their results are below. Please note that each case is different, and past results do not guarantee future success.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

$2.15 Million Recovery
Wrongful Death
Young motorcyclist killed by negligent truck driver
Successfully obtained a $2.15 million-dollar settlement in the wrongful death of a young man who was killed riding a motorcycle after being forced off his bike due to a commercial garbage truck violating the young man’s right of way.

$1.5 Million Recovery
Personal Injury
Driver severely injured when rear-ended by garbage truck
Successfully recovered a $1.5 million-dollar settlement on behalf of a client crushed from behind by a commercial garbage truck while sitting in traffic.

$1.1 Million Judgment
Personal Injury
Worker suffered traumatic brain injury because of unsafe equipment provided by contractors
Successfully obtained $1,125,000 judgment for worker who suffered traumatic brain injury and other harm on a construction site because the equipment he was using was unsafe and dangerous. Bad faith claim pending against insurance company.

Confidential Recovery
Defective Product
Tire that was defectively designed and poorly maintained caused truck to slam into a woman’s vehicle, resulting in spinal injuries
Successfully recovered a lucrative settlement for a client whose spine was crushed after being slammed into by a commercial truck due to a defective tire and poor maintenance. Liability for the crash was hotly contested, however, our attorneys were able to obtain a large, confidential settlement for our client.

Confidential Recovery
Personal Injury
Teenager walking home from school suffered severe burn injuries after being run over by intoxicated driver; oil pan burst
Successfully recovered lucrative, confidential settlement for teenaged client who was walking home from school and then run over by an intoxicated driver in a rental car, resulting in significant burns and other injuries when the oil pan burst and sprayed scalding hot oil over her body.

Confidential Recovery
Personal Injury
Young woman riding motorcycle was killed when drunk driver pulled out in front of the motorcycle, causing a fatal crash
Successfully recovered all available insurance monies for the family of a young girl who died when a drunk driver pulled out in front of the motorcycle she was riding on.

$400,000 Recovery
Personal Injury
Mother and son suffered severe injuries when slammed into by negligent driver making left turn
Successfully obtained policy limits of $400,000 for out-of-state client and her son when their vehicle was slammed into by another driver, who was making a left turn and not paying attention.

Confidential Recovery
Personal Injury
Hit-and-run: Mother and two young children suffered severe injuries when ran off the road by an unknown driver
Successfully investigated and obtained full six-figure policy limits on behalf of mother and her two young children after they were run off the road by an unknown driver who fled the scene.

$375,000 Recovery
Personal Injury
Client severely injured in head-on collision with commercial vehicle
Successfully obtained settlement of $375,000 on behalf of client involved in head-on collision with commercial vehicle, where liability was hotly contested.

Confidential Recovery
Wrongful Death
Father killed while on cruise ship
Successfully recovered a confidential amount for a family who suffered the loss of the father when he was killed while on a cruise ship.

$250,000 Recovery
Defective Product
Elderly woman fractured her back after slipping on defective tile in shower
In hotly contested litigation involving defective tile placed inside client’s shower, successfully obtained $250,000 on behalf of elderly client who slipped and fell on the defective tile fracturing her back.

$150,000 Recovery
Personal Injury
Slip and fall
Successfully obtained $150,000 settlement for client who slipped and fell at national retail grocery store.

$125,000 Recovery
Personal Injury
Client rear-ended when turning into school
Successfully obtained settlement of $125,000 for client who was rear-ended waiting to make a turn into school.

Policy Limits Recovery
Personal Injury
Client rear-ended by negligent driver
Successfully obtained all available insurance monies for client who was rear-ended.

Policy Limits Recovery
Personal Injury
Client was rear-ended while stopped at traffic light
Successful recovery of all available insurance monies for client who was rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light.

Favorable Settlements
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Numerous favorable settlements negotiated for multiple transportation and business clients involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death
Obtained favorable, confidential settlements for numerous clients in lawsuits alleging negligence, product defects, negligent security, and other tort-based claims involving millions of dollars.

 

Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability

Defense Judgment
Legal Malpractice
National law firm was sued for over $100 million in connection with federal government investigation
Successfully defended a large, national law firm against claims seeking over $100 million because of alleged legal malpractice arising out of a federal government investigation, with summary judgment granted, attorneys’ fees awarded to the firm, and the result affirmed on appeal.

Defense Judgment
Legal Malpractice
National law firm was sued for over $10 million in connection with patent litigation
Successfully defended a large, national law firm against claims seeking over $10 million because of alleged legal malpractice arising out of patent litigation, with summary judgment granted, attorneys’ fees awarded to the firm, and the result affirmed on appeal.

Defense Judgment
Legal Malpractice
Law firm that was sued for over $2 million in connection with real estate transaction
Successfully defended a law firm against claims seeking over $2 million because of alleged legal malpractice arising out of a real estate transaction, with summary judgment granted and the result affirmed on appeal.

Defense Judgment
Legal Malpractice
Law firm was sued for over $1 million in connection with construction litigation
Successfully defended a law firm against claims seeking over $1 million because of alleged legal malpractice arising out of construction litigation, with a stipulated judgment in the face of a pending summary judgment motion and the appeal dismissed in exchange for the law firm dropping its fee claim.

Defense Judgment
Legal Malpractice
Law firm was sued for over $1 million in connection with contract dispute
Successfully defended a law firm against claims seeking over $1 million because of alleged legal malpractice arising out of a contract dispute.

Dismissal of Claims
Legal Malpractice
Law firm was sued in connection with employment law case
Successfully defended an attorney and law firm against claims alleging legal malpractice and fraud relating to an underlying employment law case, with a dismissal with prejudice of all claims awarded.

Favorable Settlements
Legal Malpractice
Numerous favorable settlements for lawyers and firms
Obtained favorable, confidential settlements for numerous other law firms (many of which are large, national firms) in lawsuits alleging legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and deceptive and unfair trade practices and seeking six to nine figure damages.

Bar Complaints Dropped/Rejected
Ethics Complaints
Lawyers and firms successfully defended against allegations of ethical violations
Successfully defended multiple lawyers in Florida Bar disciplinary proceedings alleging unethical conduct and conflicts of interest.

 

Agriculture Litigation

Confidential Recovery During Trial
Agriculture Litigation
Blueberry farm suffered severe losses to its crops after purchasing defective mulch
Successfully obtained lucrative, confidential settlement during trial on eve of closing arguments for blueberry farm client damaged by a defected mulch.

Trial Verdict
Agriculture Litigation
Crop insurance company was sued for over $1 million in connection with tomato farm losses
Successfully defended client against claims seeking over $1 million based on losses associated with a tomato farm by obtaining a complete defense award after a multi-day arbitration.

Defense Judgment
Agriculture Litigation
Crop insurance company was sued for several million dollars in connection cabbage crop losses
Successfully defended client against claims seeking several millions of dollars because of alleged bad faith arising out of damage to claimant’s cabbage crop, with summary judgment granted on the eve of trial.

Dismissal of Claims
Agriculture Litigation
Crop insurance company was sued in connection with tomato farm losses
Successfully represented client in obtaining a voluntary dismissal of claimant’s arbitration involving tomato farm losses on eve of arbitration.

Dismissal of Claims
Agriculture Litigation
Crop insurance company was sued in connection with damage to nursery’s palm trees
Successfully defended client against claims by nursery alleging damages to its palm trees.

 

Business and Other Litigation

Confidential Recovery
Business Litigation
Couple lost their retirement savings in a Ponzi-like scheme
Successfully obtained confidential settlement for couple who invested their retirement savings in a Ponzi-like scheme, holding the financial advisor and associated company accountable for the fraud.

Confidential Recovery
Business Litigation
Third party administrator’s service contract was improperly terminated by health maintenance organization
Successfully obtained lucrative, confidential settlement for third party administrator in breach of contract case against a health maintenance organization, which had improperly terminated the service contract.

$300,000 Trial Verdict
Business Litigation
Law firm recovered unpaid fees from client
Successfully obtained a $300,000 trial verdict for a law firm who sought to recover fees that a client never paid for, despite benefiting from the firm’s services.

Dismissal of Claims
Intellectual Property
Bicycle seat designer was sued for millions of dollars for alleged breach of non-compete and intellectual property agreement
Successfully defended a nationally acclaimed bicycle seat designer and manufacturer against claims of breach of a non-compete and intellectual property agreement, with claims dismissed and plaintiff recovering no money.

Dismissal of Claims
Real Estate Litigation
Home builder was sued for allegedly inflating home prices through fraudulent appraisals
Successfully defended national homebuilder against claims of fraud and conspiracy in allegedly participating in a scheme to inflate home prices through bogus appraisals, with claims dismissed and plaintiff recovering no money.

Confidential Recovery
Business Litigation
Law firm recovered unpaid fees from client
Successfully recovered a confidential amount for a steel distributor against a former employee and the competitor he joined, where the former employee had improperly secured business for the competitor while working for our client.

Confidential Recovery
Business Litigation
Soil stabilization company held customer accountable to pay for services rendered
Successfully recovered a confidential amount for a national soil stabilization company against a customer who failed to pay for services performed.

Confidential Recovery
Business Litigation
Employee staffing company had customer payments stolen by a competitor
Successfully recovered a confidential amount for an employee staffing company against a competitor for stealing customer payments belonging to the client.

Dismissal of Claims
Non-Compete Litigation
Owner of electronics recycling company was accused of violating a non-compete agreement
Successfully defended entrepreneur and company against claims of breach of non-compete agreement, with claims dismissed, plaintiff recovering no money, and client’s fees partially reimbursed.

Patent Enforced
Intellectual Property
Soil stabilization company’s patent was being infringed upon by multiple competitors
Successfully represented a national soil stabilization company with a patented method of stabilizing voids in the ground in multiple matters, with infringers agreeing to cease their activities and respect the patent.

Dismissal of Claims
Construction Litigation
National homebuilder sued for construction defects in multiple cases, but paid no money
Successfully represented a national homebuilder in numerous construction defect cases, with the claims dismissed per settlements, the homebuilder paying no money, and fees reimbursed by subcontractors.

Favorable Settlements
Business and Other Litigation
Numerous favorable settlements for clients in a variety of business cases
Obtained favorable, confidential settlements for numerous clients in lawsuits alleging breach of contract, fraud, non-compete violations, trade secret theft, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and other claims, involving five to nine figure damages.

Trial Verdict for Commercial Tenant
Intellectual Property
Trial verdict for commercial tenant that was forced to file an emergency injunction against landlord and defend its right to remain in commercial building.
Successfully obtained trial verdict for national restaurant client forced to file suit against the landlord for repairs and establishment of leasehold term after landlord attempted to wrongfully evict client. Claim involved several million dollars in alleged damages and fees.

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