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John Uustal Discusses Upcoming Book, Corporate Serial Killers

In a recent interview, John Uustal discussed his book and recalled the struggles he and his firm faced as they took on huge corporations to fight the good fight. Nearing bankruptcy and facing the unlimited resources of multi-million dollar companies, Uustal and his partner Robert Kelley fought to expose the corporate misconduct that was being… read more

Attorney John Uustal Secures $6.5 Million for Whistleblower

A spokesperson for the Office of the Inspector General, who was involved in the case, commented, “Pharmaceutical companies that ignore rules designed to protect patients will be held accountable. Patients must be able to trust that decisions made by their doctors are based on unbiased professional judgment and not personal gain.” The U.S. Attorney has… read more

Kelley/Uustal Lawyers Reach $27M Deal In Exploding Pressure Cooker Suit

A $27 Million dollar settlement has been reached, after Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys prove a pressure cooker caused a 3 year-old devastating burns. It’s been three years since the Gonzales family filed a claim against pressure cooker maker, Lifetime Brands. The company claimed the accident was caused by the family, but lawyers were able… read more

Kelley/Uustal Lawyers Negotiate $27M for Toddler Burned in Pressure Cooker Explosion

Fort Lauderdale lawyers from Kelley Uustal,  John Uustal, Michael Hersh and Catherine Darlson have settled a pressure cooker explosion case after a 3 year-old suffered devastating burns. The suit was filed back in 2015 when the Gonzales family was cooking a chicken soup inside the cooker. The complaint claims the pressure cooker malfunctioned, spraying hot… read more

Safety on School Buses: Are Seat Belts Required?

Sending your children to school on a bus shouldn’t mean putting their lives in danger. Yet in many states, school buses are missing one important safety device: the seatbelt. Only six states (Florida included) mandate the installation of seat belts for passengers in school buses. Other states may choose whether to install seat belts in… read more

Do You Need a License to Drive a Motorized Scooter?

Motorized scooters have become a popular topic of conversation in the last year due to a budding rideshare industry. Rideshare scooters such as those from Bird and LimeBike are available in many states, where riders can rent them for low prices and drop them off anywhere. Rideshare scooters are technically electric, not motorized; however, Florida… read more

Lawsuit Settlement Payment Time Frame

Your lawsuit settlement payment time frame will depend on the factors involved in your case. Some claimants receive their checks in just two weeks, while others may have to wait until the defendant appeals process or other potential hang-ups conclude. Only your injury attorney can give you a precise estimate on when you’ll receive your… read more

Dealing With Truck Company Insurance Policies After an Accident

Florida sees some of the largest truck activity in the country as a major port for the commercial trucking industry. As a passenger vehicle driver in the Sunshine State, you most likely encounter big rigs every time you hit the road. Unfortunately, proximity to 18-wheelers puts other drivers at risk of serious and fatal truck… read more

What You Should Know About Class Action Lawsuits

A class action lawsuit isn’t the same as a typical personal injury lawsuit. It involves multiple plaintiffs, or injured parties, going up against a common defendant, instead of a one-on-one legal battle. The point of a class action lawsuit is to eliminate redundant litigation and save courts time and resources. It also facilitates faster settlements… read more

Can Medicare Take My Settlement?

If you use Medicare for health insurance coverage and get into a personal injury accident, the claims process may look different for you than other claimants. Medicare provides coverage for policyholder injuries in the event of an accident. The system expects payback, however, if you obtain a settlement or verdict as part of a personal… read more