Mr. Kline's area of practice is complex commercial and international litigation. Since 1971, he has handled jury and non-jury trials in the state and federal courts in Florida and other jurisdictions and has conducted arbitrations under the ICC and the AAA. He currently serves as Panel Counsel for AIG's Directors and Officers Litigation Panel and AIG's Financial Services Complex Claims Panel.
Representative matters include antitrust litigation involving price fixing, attempts to monopolize, price discrimination and unfair trade practices; business tort litigation including intentional interference, RICO, and foreign corrupt practices; college and university litigation including tenure cases, termination for cause and student faculty rights litigation and sports law; constitutional claims against municipal, state and federal agencies; construction litigation and arbitration; corporate and securities litigation including class actions and cases consolidated by the panel on multi-district litigation, directors' and officers' liability, shareholder and syndication disputes, and broker/dealer, churning and suitability claims; distributorship and dealer litigation; employment discrimination and MBE compliance litigation; environmental and hazardous waste litigation for agricultural and industrial sites; ERISA litigation; fraudulent conveyance litigation in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy situations; government contract litigation at the local, state and federal levels; lender liability and money laundering, medical device litigation; negligence and wrongful death claims; patent and trademark cases; product liability suits for auto, ship and industrial manufacturers; real estate litigation including mortgage foreclosure, contract, lease and brokerage disputes, and eminent domain; and trusts and estate litigation including will contests and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Recent cases include a $3.1 million jury verdict against the City of Miami based on the City's handling of a unified development project; a $10 million settlement from Goodyear in connection with the termination of a distributor; the representation of Cordis Corporation in substantial litigation brought by its Middle Eastern distributor; a Petition for Writ of Certiorari granted by the United States Supreme Court in constitutional litigation against Dade County; a $265 million recovery on behalf of a European Automobile distributor against a major US manufacturer; a Judgment on the merits in Florida, Monaco, Panama, London and New York establishing charitable foundation ownership of a $200 million investment portfolio; and recovery of $6.8 million in a fraudulent transfer action in a Michigan bankruptcy court against a Japanese electronics manufacturer.
- US District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Federal Claims