NEWS & EVENTS
Appeal of firm's $2.87 million summary judgment featured as the lead article of the Daily Business Review.
Isaac Mitrani, Jeffrey Rynor and Loren Cohen represented Walgreens in its suit against Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, who sold cookies marketed as part of the "the cookie diet." Walgreens alleged that it had ordered products from Dr. Siegal's pursuant to the parties' agreement, which included a guaranteed sale provision. When the cookies didn't sell, and passed their expiration date, Walgreens requested a refund for the unsold inventory but Dr. Siegal's refused, claiming it was not obligated to provide a refund.
The firm obtained summary judgment for Walgreens, and also obtained judgments for prejudgment interest and attorneys fees, for a total of $2.87 Million in favor of Walgreens. The appeal of these judgments was featured as the lead article in the Miami Business Review. See "The Cookie Diet" wants $3M Walgreen Award Reversed
Mitrani, Rynor, Adamksy & Toland, P.A.’s Partners named as “Super Lawyers.”
Once again, our senior partners were named “Super Lawyers” in the following practice areas:
- Isaac Mitrani was named one of South Florida’s “Super Lawyers” for Business Litigation and Professional Liability.
- Jeffrey Rynor was named one of South Florida’s “Super Lawyers” for Family Law, General Litigation and Professional Liability.
- Steven Adamsky was named one of South Florida’s “Super Lawyers” for Personal Injury Defense.
Firm’s $30 Million Trial Judgment in Business Fraud Case reported in Miami Herald.
Isaac Mitrani tried the case for the plaintiff. To read the article about the trial, please click here.
Mitrani, Rynor Sponsors RHA Annual Conference
Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland is a proud sponsor of Resort Hotel Association’s annual conference in Seattle, Washington. RHA’s Annual Conference serves as the association’s annual meeting, bringing together RHA’s membership of independent hospitality executives for educational seminars and networking. Steven R. Adamsky has spoken at past conferences on issues including the defense of drowning cases and effective trial presentation. Mr Adamsky has a very active trial practice, and heads the firm’s tort defense group, with an emphasis on the defense of catastrophic and complex injury cases.
Mitrani, Rynor Attorneys attend “Comedy Improv” CLE Seminar to improve their oral communication skills.
On June 5th, our firm hosted a different kind of CLE. Working with the experts at Improv Yourself, http://improvyourselfnow.com/, our lawyers were taken through a series of exercises designed to improve their public speaking. Participants were asked to speak extemporaneously on a variety of topics with coaching from the pros on skills including posture, effective eye contact, voice range and modulation. Trial lawyers who pride themselves in persuasive speaking were pleased to find new ways to communicate effectively.
Isaac Mitrani was a speaker at the Dade County Bar Association's seminar on "Professionalism." Mr. Mitrani was the lead speaker and spoke on the topic of "avoiding legal malpractice claims."
Click here to see program.
Isaac Mitrani served as a panelist on the topic of ethical issues in federal civil practice at a recent Federal Bar Association Seminar. Mr. Mitrani discussed ESI/email preservation issues, as well as issues regarding the use of social media to investigate adverse parties and witnesses.
Click here to see the seminar program and picture from the seminar.
Jeffrey A. Rynor Quoted in the Miami Today - "Executives who go the extra mile win appreciation, respect."
Click here to view the article in the Miami Today
Jeffrey Rynor elected Treasurer of the Dade County Bar Association
See Dade County Bar Association Elections Results: http://www.dadecountybar.org/20122013dcbaer.html
Firm obtains $5 Million Judgment in Stock and Business Fraud case
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/17/2804536/boca-businessman-pays-5-million.html#storylink=cpy
Firm brings suit for securities fraud on behalf of plaintiffs investing in indirect ownership of Fisker Automotive. Please see hyperlinked Miami Herald article for a summary of the allegations.
www.mitrani.com/files/Investors in sleek hybrid sports car say they were conned - Technology - MiamiHerald.pdf
Pitfalls in Seeking Deficiencies
Howard Toland recently published an article on” Pitfalls in Seeking Deficiencies,” regarding lawsuits arising from commercial portfolios containing secured assets. Mr. Toland heads the firm’s creditors’ right department.
You can view the PDF here.
Firm Wins Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case View PDF
Following closing arguments, a six-member jury deliberated for 75 minutes before returning a verdict in favor of the defense. However, before the jury began deliberations, the parties entered into a high-low agreement setting a floor and a celing on damages regardless of the jury's decision. View PDF
Recent press coverage of Firm’s Tort-Defense Group’s verdicts:
- Jury finds injuries unrelated to accident. View PDF
- Resort found not liable for fall. View PDF
- Jury decides collision did not cause driver's injuries. View PDF
Firm leaves downtown for Miami Beach.
After 21 years in downtown Miami, Mitrani Rynor Adamsky & Toland is heading to “the Beach.” View PDF
Firm involved in the defense of antitrust case featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Isaac Mitrani defended one of the defendants in a federal antitrust class action matter, involving minimum retail price policies set by some manufacturers of baby products. The case was featured on the first page of the Wall Street Journal. View PDF.
Charges against television news reporter dropped.
The State Attorney's Office dropped charges filed against a local news reporter, stemming from his refusal to leave the sidewalk outside of Miami Central Senior High School. Isaac Mitrani, was interviewed on air in his role as the station's attorney. Read the News Story. See the Video
Isaac Mitrani was listed as a "Super Lawyer" for Business Litigation in the premiere issue of "Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition."
Firm files suit for business defamation and tortious interference on behalf of one of the country's largest independent distributors of medical and surgical products. Click here to view the full article.
Jeffrey Rynor was recently named one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” for marital and family law by Florida Trend Magazine.
Steve Adamsky has been added to Zurich North America's panel of Liability Catastrophic Injury Counsel (CIC) Panel, which recognizes attorneys who are highly experienced in the litigation and trial of high exposure matters.
Settlement: Teachers union, represented by Loren Cohen, settles with disgraced ex-chief.
Disgraced former teachers union boss Pat Tornillo has reached a settlement with the union, agreeing to turn over two life insurance policies worth about $1 million in compensation for dues he embezzled. The settlement, leaves the accounting firms that handled the union’s finances — Grant Thornton and Cummings Grayson & Co. — and two union financial executives as defendants in a 2004 lawsuit brought by the UTD. Click here to view the full article.
Jeffrey Rynor inducted into the Miami Beach Senior High Hall of Fame.
Mr. Rynor is in good company. Other inductees include Gerald Kogen '50, Florida Supreme Court Justice, Robert Rubin '57, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Roy Firestone '71, Sportscaster, and Andy Garcia '74, Actor. View Alumni Publication
Karen Kammer Presents Public Access Argument to Florida Supreme Court on Behalf of Local Television Affiliate.
Justices asked to clarify public-records access law. The state high court grapples with balancing the media's right to know with prosecutors' and defendants' rights to keep information private. Media attorney Karen Williams Kammer argued that the case is about protecting the public from losing its rights to access information from government. Read the Herald Story (HTML)
And the Defense Wins.
A jury returned a verdict of no liability on a claim brought by a man whose hand was severed as a result of his cleaning a concrete boom. Steven Adamsky and Noah Bender of Mitrani Rynor represented the corporate defendant, and argued to the jury that the unfortunate injury was the result of the plaintiff's own negligence and failure to follow instructions and warnings for the machinery. Read the DRI Story (PDF)
Steven Adamsky Invited to Lecture to Trial Lawyers at Florida Bar Certification Course for Seventh Straight Year.
Mutual Fund Selects Firm as its Miami Counsel in an Attempt to Collect a $62 Million Judgment Against Nicaragua.
The firm was selected by a prominent mutual fund as its local counsel in an attempt to collect a $62.5 million judgment against the Government of Nicaragua. Read The Daily Business Review article (PDF)
Jury Awards Police Officer $1.1 Million for False Arrest.
Loren Cohen won a verdict of $1.1 million in a Federal Civil Rights claim against the City of Hollywood on behalf of a former police officer, against the City of Hollywood. The jury determined that the plaintiff was falsely arrested and falsely charged with sexual battery by City of Hollywood Police Officers, in violation of his constitutional rights. Read the Miami Herald's article (PDF)
Jury Rejects Miami Mayor’s Legal Malpractice Claim.
Isaac Mitrani obtained a defense verdict in a claim brought by Miami’s Mayor Joe Carollo, who argued he was the victim of legal malpractice. The jury also found for the firm’s client on its counterclaim for unpaid fees. Read The Miami Herald’s article (PDF)
Jailed Florida Businessman in Ecuador Finally Freed.
Isaac Mitrani represented a Florida businessman arrested and imprisoned in Ecuador. Ultimately, when Representative Sonny Callihan (Republican, Alabama), threatened to suspend almost $20 million in aid to Ecuador, Ecuador released the businessman.
See attached articles from The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times (PDF)
US House Energy and Commerce Committee Appearance.
Loren Cohen represented an executive of Global Crossing during his appearance before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the United States House of Representative's House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Subcommittee conducted an inquiry titled " Capacity Swaps by Global Crossing and Qwest: Sham Transactions designed to Boost Revenues?" Read the Transcript and Watch the Hearing