Author Archives: Torey Eisenman

ABC News | Kenyan families of Ethiopian crash victims to sue

NAIROBI, Kenya — A U.S.-based attorney says eight Kenyan families of people who died in an Ethiopian Airlines crash last month will sue Boeing, the manufacturer of the plane, and the airline for compensation.

Carlos A. Velasquez said Wednesday in a press conference in Nairobi that it’s early to tell “who did what and when” but said from the reports in his possession “clearly there were some issues with the aircraft itself, the systems of the aircraft, the operation of the aircraft.”

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Netflix | Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

Walter Mercado - Netflix
Dazzling and tender-hearted, legendary astrologer Walter Mercado vanished at the peak of his fame. This documentary poignantly explains what happened. Walter Mercado was sued for $15,000,000 by his agent. Carlos Velasquez successfully defended Walter Mercado and the agent was awarded $0.

LAW.COM | Team Wins $14.5 Million Verdict for Broward Smoker

A Weston woman who developed oral cancer after smoking for more than 30 years obtained a $14.5 million verdict—including $8 million in compensatory damages and $6.5 million in punitives—from a tobacco company Thursday.

The verdict, obtained for Carmenza Merino after a nearly three-week trial in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, is the third multimillion-dollar verdict in a tobacco case doled out in South Florida in the last two weeks. It is one of the so-called Engle tobacco cases.

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