Aequitas investors recover $234.6M for Ponzi scheme

Investors burned in the Aequitas financial scandal scored a major victory when a handful of accounting firms, securities operations and lawyers accused of aiding and abetting the fraud agreed to settle for $234.6 million. Together with funds raised by the … Continue reading

Jury finds Platinum Partners founder guilty in fraud trial

Mark Nordlicht, the founder of defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, was found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding bondholders of an oil exploration company Platinum controlled, but cleared of charges that he defrauded investors in Platinum’s hedge funds. Read the … Continue reading

The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Names New Executive Director

Annamaria Steward, Executive Director of The National Black Lawyers Top 100

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Black Lawyers Top 100 is pleased to announce that Annamaria Steward of Washington, D.C. has been named as its first Executive Director. She joins the organization with nearly 20 years of experience and a reputation … Continue reading

New Trial Ordered For Nevada Death Row Inmate

Las Vegas Judge Michelle Leavitt granted post-conviction relief to death row inmate John M. Watson, age 79. Judge Leavitt ordered that Watson’s conviction and death sentence are overturned and that Watson must receive a new trial. The ruling resulted from … Continue reading

Florida deputies to be tried for shooting disabled man

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that two Brevard County Deputy Sheriffs must stand trial for their shooting of an unarmed man inside his home, when family members asked law enforcement officers to Baker Act the … Continue reading

NTL member Ryan Zehl obtains $23.5M settlement in head-on fatal wreck

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National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40 member Ryan Zehl secured a $23.5 million settlement in March for the family of a woman killed in a head-on accident in Brazoria County, Texas. Mr. Zehl was assisted by … Continue reading

Roundup and cancer

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A federal jury last week ordered Monsanto to pay $80 million to a California cancer victim who had used the weedkiller Roundup for 30 years. Bayer, which purchased Monsanto, reportedly plans to appeal the verdict. What do you need to … Continue reading

NTL members James Power and Sean Houlihan recover $8.1M & $400K after fatal demolition accident

In late March, a pair of National Trial Lawyers members dispersed two separate settlements arising from a single workplace incident to clients of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. The settlements stem from a workplace incident at a demolition site in … Continue reading

NTL member Timothy McMahon settles child death case for $9.5M

National Trial Lawyers member Timothy McMahon, along with Mark Sigala and Ben Stoddard of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP in San Jose, settled a child death case in California for $9.5 million in January 2019. In June of 2016, Plaintiffs … Continue reading

NTL member Kathleen Zellner talks about trying to get Steven Avery a new trial

National Trial Lawyers member Kathleen Zellner has been working to get Steven Avery, the man featured in Netflix’s Making a Murderer, a new trial, but the state of Wisconsin apparently doesn’t want to see it happen. The state sent Zellner … Continue reading