DSK Law has represented a variety of clients in complex disputes through trial and on appeal. Many of the attorneys at DSK Law have tried difficult cases before juries and judges all over the State of Florida. The following are just some examples of case results in various cases handled by attorneys at DSK Law:
Result: $17,218,510 – Final Judgment
Bart Valdes and David Simmons worked together to secure a Final Judgment of $17,218,510 after a trial in a business law case against an individual who stole millions of dollars from his former employer. The case was tried by Bart Valdes in Tampa in mid-July 2016.
Result: $1,961,000 – Jury Verdict
Result: $160,000,000 – Final Judgment
Bart Valdes and David Simmons won a Final Judgment in the amount of $160,000,000 against an individual in a commercial litigation dispute over the ownership of a large corporation and breach of fiduciary duty case in Business Court in Tampa.
Result: $5,381,800 – Order of Taking
Bart Valdes, Thomas Neal and David Simmons represented a group of landowners in Polk County in an eminent domain case relating to the flooding of their development property and secured an Order of Taking in the amount of $5,381,800.
Ken Hazouri represented the Orange County Property Appraiser in a lawsuit filed against a commercial landowner regarding the taxable value of the property in its corporate headquarters. Following a six-day trial, the court entered a Final Judgment for the Property Appraiser returning nearly $18,700,000.00 to the county’s tax roll.
Complex Business Litigation
Result: $1,002,500 – Jury Verdict
Bart Valdes won a $1,002,500 jury verdict for one of the Firm’s long time clients following a three day jury trial in a title insurance claim in the Complex Business Litigation Court for the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
Ken Hazouri represented three clients sued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for hundreds of millions of dollars based on a real estate project that failed in 2007 with the onset of the Great Recession. Ken Hazouri obtained a dismissal of the lawsuit when the District Court ruled that the SEC’s claims were barred by the five-year statute of limitations set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 2462. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the SEC’s claims for disgorgement and declaratory relief and, in so doing, became the first circuit court in the country to apply § 2462 to those types of claims.
Bart Valdes and David Simmons prevailed in an appeal before the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Florida and made new law on the issue of personal jurisdiction over a business that wound-up its affairs after failing to pay a partner certain money he was owed.
David Simmons and Bart Valdes represented a client in a case of first impression in the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Florida which resulted in a significant opinion being written by the court on the ability of an assignee to exercise the right of redemption and get back its property after foreclosure.