Cristina M. Pierson

Kelley | Uustal’s Cristina Pierson Breaks Down Trial Over Drilling Accident That Left 9K+ Businesses w/o Water

Last month’s verdict finding a Florida company responsible for the drilling accident that left a large swath of Fort Lauderdale without water was keyed by testimony that the company failed to properly …

Major Victory in Water-Main Litigation, Featured in the DBR

A Broward Circuit Court jury returned a verdict against a Wellington-based construction company, finding it nearly completely liable for the damages 9,200 businesses suffered over two days due to a water main break about two …

Featured in the DBR: Multimillion-Dollar Settlement Reached in Broward Water Main Break

Attorneys have reached a class action settlement between most of the companies behind a water main break in Fort Lauderdale and thousands of businesses who suffered damages over two days. “We are pleased …

Fla. Court Affirms Class Cert. In Water Main Break Row

A Florida state appeals court has upheld class certification for thousands of Fort Lauderdale businesses seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in economic damages after a water main break in 2019 …

Kelley | Uustal Representing Music Artist Flo Rida in Suit Against Celsius Energy Drink Company

Tramar Dillard— better known as Flo Rida — filed a lawsuit against Celsius in Broward County circuit court last week, demanding unpaid compensation under two endorsement contracts. The plaintiffs include Dillard, …

Florida Businesses Win Class Cert. In Suit Over Water Main Break

Thousands of businesses forced to temporarily close last year when a water main broke in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have won approval to move forward with a class action against Florida Power & Light …

Broward Judge Grants Class Certification in Lawsuit Against FPL

A ruling by a Broward judge could be bad news for Florida Power & Light, which faced litigation over a 2019 water main break. Broward Circuit Judge William Haury granted a motion for class certification …

Guide to Florida Insurance Bad Faith Lawsuits

In response to the coronavirus panemic, concerned business owners have sent us numerous questions regarding COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims. With their concerns in mind, we have consolidated answers to …

Top 10 Questions On COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

Early this year, a coronavirus pandemic few of us could have ever predicted turned our nation upside down. The COVID-19 outbreak dampened consumer and business activity across the globe. On April …