Diana Brady and Shannon Sneeden vs. State of Florida Department of Transportation et al, — In this case we were the lead Plaintiff''s lawfirm suing the State of Florida and numerous road contractors arising out the construction of a superhighway in Florida. Numerous accidents had occurred there as a result of construction defects when the road was built causing puddling in the road, ultimately a prominent South Florida real estate developer was killed there in a one car collision. Finally the State of Florida corrected the defect by creating a drain for the water to run- off. As a result of our lawsuit, corrections were finally made to the road way that ended the chain of accidents occurring there as a result of puddling.
Moore vs. North America Sports, et. al., — Lead Plaintiff lawyer in wrongful death case brought against North America Sports, USA Triathlon and others arising out of the death of a tri-athlete during the swim portion of the 2006 Panama City Ford Ironman. The case was brought and taken to trial in spite of Waivers and Releases of Liability signed by the deceased competitor because of the Defendants'' negligent failure to provide adequate supervision and emergency life saving measures for the 2500 competitiors in the event. To date there have been numerous swim related deaths arising out of these triathlons. Frequently the failure to implement an emergency safety plan including adequate supervision of the swimmers and a readily available cardiac defibrillator would have made the difference between life and death for these competitors. We are now the lead lawyers in a 2nd case (Trudy Ivins vs. North America Sports et al, ) which has been filed for a similar wrongful death drowning that occurred in the same competition the following year (2007 Panama City Ford Iroman) . These cases are the first cases ever filed against North America Sports and USA Triathlon for swim related deaths of competitors in Ironman and other such Triathlon events. These cases hope to raise the standards of safety needed to protect the lives of competitors particularly during the Swim portion of these competitive events.