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Judgments & Settlements

Our attorneys have a long track record of successfully and efficiently securing for our clients recoveries that, in many cases, have fully compensated them for their losses. These are but a few representative matters in which our attorneys — driven by an unbending pursuit of justice and recovery for our clients, not a desire to over-inflate a legal bill with unnecessary hourly-billed work — have obtained great successes for our clients:

$60 Million Judgment and Negotiated Resolution against Corrupt Cryptocurrency Exchange and its Conspirators

Liu v. Cryptsy [Class Action] (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 9:16-cv-80060-KAM)

  • Successfully represented class of victims against Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange, its founder/CEO, and related parties responsible for theft of over $8,300,000.00 of stolen Bitcoin.
  • Our attorneys also obtained in this case a historic ruling in which the Court ordered the judgment debtor to return to the victims over 11,300 Bitcoin — presently valued at over $50 Million.
  • Second Amended Class Action Complaint and Judgment

Confidential Settlement of $14 Million Claim against Investment Advisory Firm and its Principals

TANDI Partners LLC v. CRL Management LLC, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 1:13-cv-23900-KMM)

  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a non-U.S.-based investor in lawsuit alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and misrepresentation.
  • Complaint

$11 Million Judgment against Texas-based Cryptocurrency Exchange and its Founder

Liquid Bits v. Trendon Shavers and Bitcoin Savings and Trust, (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 14-cv-61771)

  • Obtained $11,264,457.00 Final Judgment for investors in one of the earliest Bitcoin Ponzi schemes.
  • Complaint and Final Judgment

Confidential Settlement of $5 Million Claim against Television and Movie Special Effects Company, Its Principals, and Financial Brokerage Firm

Bounty Gain Enterprises, Inc. v. John Textor, et al. (St. Lucie County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 56-2014-CA-002037) and Bounty Gain Enterprises, Inc. v. UBS Financial Services, Inc., (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 9:14-cv-81603-KAM)

  • Negotiated favorable resolutions for Hong Kong-based $5,000,000.00 investor in failed multi-media/special effects company. Claims of securities fraud, gross negligence, and conspiracy to defraud were alleged against company’s principals and related professional firms. Claims of professional negligence were separately alleged against brokerage firm and Registered Representative tasked with handling post-investment liquidation of investment.
  • Complaint

$2.5 Million Judgment against Precious Metals Brokerage Firm and its Principal

Bates v. WorldPMX, Inc.; Investment Quality Diamonds, Inc.; Sean McCabe; AmeriFirst Trading, Inc.; C. Leo Smith; and Worth Group, Inc. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No: 13-cv-61138-ZLOCH)

$2 Million Judgment for Former Professional Football Player against Investment Advisors

Burt v. Key Trading LLC, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - District of New Jersey -- Case No. 2:12-cv-06333-KM-MCA)

  • Obtained nearly $2,000,000.00 Final Judgment for two-time Super Bowl winner James (“Jim”) Burt against several individuals, and their corporate entity, who had misappropriated former football star’s $1,800,000.00 investment.
  • After having obtained the judgment in the full amount of our client’s loss, our attorneys secured an injunction freezing assets of one of the defendants in an effort to avoid dissipation of those assets before the Final Judgment could be satisfied.
  • Amended Complaint and Final Judgment

Confidential Settlement of $2 Million Claim against Investment Advisory Firm and its Principals

Van Leer v. Invictus Asset Management, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - District of New Jersey -- Case No. 2:15-cv-01878-MCA)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for clients in lawsuit alleging breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation.
  • Amended Complaint

Confidential Pre-Suit Settlement of $1.5 Million Claim between Business Partners in Joint Investment Venture

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  • Negotiated favorable resolution for client in dispute alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Confidential Settlement of $1 Million Claim against Pharmaceutical Supplier and its Principals

Jennings, et al. v. Nationwide PharmAssist Corp., et al. (Broward County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 06-2014-003891 Division 18)

  • Negotiated favorable resolutions for clients in lawsuit alleging fraudulent inducement, securities fraud, misrepresentation, and conspiracy to defraud.
  • Amended Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $900,000 Claim against New York-Based Accounting Firm and One of its Partners

Targum, et al. v. Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, Matthew Weber, et al. (Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York -- Index Number 650665/2014)

  • Negotiated favorable resolutions for clients in lawsuit alleging fraud, professional negligence, and failure to supervise accountant criminally convicted of stealing nearly $1,000,000 from clients.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $750,000 Claim against National Bank

Advantage Trim and Lumber Company, Inc. v. The Toronto-Dominion Bank and TD Bank, N.A. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Middle District of Florida -- Case No. 8:16-cv-03239-JSM-AAS)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for group of hardwood flooring merchants in lawsuit alleging aiding and abetting fraudulent credit card scam.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $700,000 Claim against Architectural Design Firm and its Principal

Bair v. Christensen Design Group and John Christensen (Palm Beach County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 2015-CA-006019)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for client in lawsuit alleging fraud, breach of contract, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and theft of personal property.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of $650,000 Claim against Investment Advisory Firm and its Principals

Smigiel Foundation to Benefit Children and Families, Inc. v. TradeDesk Capital LLC, et al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. - Southern District of Florida -- Case No. 9:13-cv-81273-WPD/SNOW)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for not-for-profit corporation in lawsuit against investment advisory firm and its principals alleging breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation.
  • Complaint

Confidential Settlement of Claim against Florida-based Cryptocurrency Exchange and its Founder/Former Chief Executive Officer

Bonow v. Project Investors, Inc. d/b/a Cryptsy and Paul Vernon (Palm Beach County [FL] Circuit Court - Case No. 2014-CA-012896 Division AG)

  • Negotiated favorable resolution for client in lawsuit alleging securities fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and theft of personal property.
  • Complaint

Every case is different, and those results do not necessarily foreshadow what we might obtain for you in your case. However, our highly-skilled team of attorneys and support professionals are happy to discuss with you their qualifications and how we might be able to assist you in obtaining in your case an advantageous resolution with which you will be satisfied.

As with nearly every case we handle, we represent clients in business litigation on a contingency fee basis. No recovery for the client means no fee for us. To discuss with us your legal matter, contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.

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