HomeAttorneys Practice Areas Trial Experience Resources Recalls Contact UsEn Español
Truck Accidents
Catastrophic Injury
Product Liability
Medical Negligence
Nursing Home Abuse
Aviation Litigation
Business Litigation
Wrongful Death
Aquatic Injuries
Porter & Korvick PA
Pinecrest Professional Building
9655 South Dixie Highway Suite 208
Miami, Florida 33156-5040
Phone: 305-373-5040
Fax: 305-668-9154
Offices thoughout Florida >

4TH DCA Upholds Firm’s Contingent Fee Risk Multiplier

In 1998, the firm won a landmark wrongful death verdict in Palm Beach County. This was the first known case in the country where a SCUBA divemaster was found negligent for failing to supervise a fully certified diver during a group dive. In 1999, the trial court also awarded a substantial attorneys fee to P&K as a sanction against the Defendant for failing to accept a pretrial Offer of Judgment that was less than 75% of the Final Judgment at trial. Included in the award was a 2.3 contingency risk multiplier pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court decisions in Rowe and Quanstrom. The Defendant then appealed the constitutionality of the multiplier and the 4th DCA has recently affirmed and certified direct conflict with contrary decisions from the 1st and 2nd DCA. Island Hoppers v. Beard, 820 So.2d. 967 (4th DCA 2002). The Florida Supreme Court will now decide whether lawyers handling very difficult or complex personal injury cases on contingent fees will have a right to a fee multiplier where the chances of success at the outset are unlikely.

America's Rescued Hostages
Click here to read more.


Truck Driver Causes Accident in Pensacola, Florida
A truck driver on Interstate 10 did not change lanes with sufficient caution, and caused some damages to another driver’s car. This resulted in his oil rig landing on its

Couple Suing Florida Department of Children and Families for Wrongful Death
The mother of the child was furious to find out that her baby was not checked on for a period of five hours. However, the managers of the group home say that it was an

Mother Sues Scientologists over Son's Suicide
The boy suffered from depression, anxiety and was beginning to show the early signs of schizophrenia. His psychiatrist had prescribed the antidepressant medications after

More News >>

HomeContactLink to UsSitemap
Orion Foundry (US), Inc. – Search & MM Services. All rights reserved.