David Buckner and Seth Miles

Results

Buckner + Miles attorneys have obtained substantial recoveries and achieved significant victories on behalf of their clients over the years, including:

  • A $410 million settlement on behalf of Bank of America individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $137.5 million settlement on behalf of Citizens Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $110 million settlement on behalf of JP Morgan Chase individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $90 million settlement on behalf of tenants of shopping malls managed by CBL & Associates Management, Inc., who were overcharged for electricity.
  • A $90 million settlement on behalf of PNC Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • An $80 million verdict on behalf of three Cuban migrants forced to work at a Curaçao dry dock company.
  • A $62 million settlement on behalf of TD Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $55 million settlement on behalf of U.S. Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $52 million settlement on behalf of a class of merchants overbilled by credit card payment processing company Mercury Payment Systems, LLC.
  • A $39 million settlement on behalf of a class of Florida property owners assessed unlawful windstorm deductibles by Lloyds of London.
  • A $38 million verdict against the Colombian FARC on behalf of our client, who was kidnapped and tortured by the group.
  • A $36 million settlement on behalf of Union Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $22.5 million settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank mortgage holders for excessive force-placed flood premiums.
  • A $20 million settlement with TD Bank on behalf of a class of mostly European investors in a viatical life insurance scheme.
  • A $18.3 million settlement on behalf of Commerce Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $15.5 million settlement in a pharmaceutical class action on behalf of several hundred thousand class members who purchased fluoride tablets containing less than half of the amount of fluoride ion claimed on the product’s label.
  • A $15 million settlement on behalf of a class of merchants overbilled by credit card payment processing company North American Bancard, LLC.
  • A $13 million settlement on behalf of Associated Bank individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
  • A $7.7 million settlement for a construction worker who suffered a life-altering brain injury and was permanently disabled when he was struck by a piece of taper tie which fell 14 floors from the building on which he was working and hit him on his hard hat.
  • A $5.5 million settlement on behalf of a widow and the estate of her late husband arising from a trucking accident that occurred when a tractor-trailer crashed head-on into their vehicle. Buckner + Miles recovered all available insurance coverage for its client within six months of this tragic accident.
  • A $5,481,450 settlement of a FDUTPA class action on behalf of Cubesmart customers who purchased deceptively-marketed self-storage insurance.
  • A $5 million jury verdict in Nevada federal court against a government-subcontractor airline, and an additional $1.8 million settlement with the airline, to provide unpaid hazard pay to the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s flights into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan during the United States’ involvement in the conflicts there.
  • A $5 million settlement for a class of consumers against a self-storage company for deceptive practices involving the sale of self-storage insurance.
  • A $4.5 million settlement for the parents of doctor killed by a truck in central Florida.
  • A $4.5 million settlement for a class of consumers charged undisclosed and unjustified “shop fees” by Tire Kingdom.
  • Settlements totaling $3.1 million on behalf of a boy who suffered brain and other injuries as a result of repeated abuse at the hand of his caregiver, after various state agencies and medical personnel failed to intervene on his behalf.
  • A $3.1 million settlement on behalf of a minor seriously injured while a passenger in a UTV (Utility Task Vehicle).
  • A $2.75 million judgment against the City of Miami for improperly restraining an autistic young man, leading to his death.
  • A $2.3 million verdict for an 80-year-old widow whose 83-year-old husband died after contracting Legionnaires Disease at a J.W. Marriott hotel in Chicago.
  • A $2 million settlement on a $10,000 policy for a pedestrian who suffered the amputation of his leg as the result of being hit by a car that jumped the curb and struck him as he walked down the sidewalk.
  • A $2 million settlement on behalf of the family of a Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective who was killed by a suspect during a raid of the suspect’s home.
  • A $2 million settlement, including a 28% relator share award for our whistleblower clients, in a qui tam action arising from a health care fraud scheme involving allegations of improper telemarketing to Medicare beneficiaries of diabetic supplies and other durable medical equipment.
  • A $1.75 million judgment in Volusia County on behalf of Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.
  • A $1.5 million settlement arising out of an automobile accident involving a stolen police cruiser that crashed into our client’s vehicle. Buckner + Miles recovered the full amount of the uninsured motorist coverage within six months of this tragic accident.
  • A $1 million settlement on a qui tam case brought by a whistle blower against the North Broward Hospital District.
  • A $1 million settlement for a woman who slipped and fell at Baptist Hospital.
  • A $1 million settlement for the family of a young woman killed in a boating accident off Dinner Key. Buckner + Miles negotiated this significant recovery in a heavily-litigated federal court case on the eve of trial.
  • A judgment in favor of Sunset Land Associates, LLC, accepting its interpretation of a restrictive covenant on land it owns.
  • A confidential settlement for the son of an agricultural worker born without arms or legs as a result of improper application of pesticides. The boy’s mother, who was employed in the tomato fields for Ag-Mart, was repeatedly sprayed with pesticides while working in the fields. Our investigation uncovered numerous violations by Ag-Mart including smuggling and unacceptable working conditions. As a result of the settlement, our client will receive a lifetime of financial support and medical care.
  • A confidential settlement for the family of an electrical worker killed by an explosion in a manhole in downtown Miami.
  • A confidential settlement for the husband of a woman who bled to death despite her repeated calls for emergency assistance to her VoIP provider, Comcast, who did not timely provide her address to emergency dispatchers.  When fire rescue personnel arrived at the home, they did not receive a response to their knocks at the door and, unaware of the severity of the woman’s injuries because of a failure to communicate that information by Comcast, the first responders did not break in to save her life.  As a result of this case, Palm Beach County changed its procedures, so that now, under these circumstances, its crews break into homes.
  • A confidential settlement for a Florida bank which suffered significant losses when the supposedly high-quality mortgage loans it purchased from the defendant, a major national mortgage lender, turned out to be poorly-underwritten, low quality loans.
  • A confidential settlement with a national securities broker-dealer for a Florida woman who lost millions of dollars as a result of a fraud perpetrated by her financial advisor.
  • A confidential settlement for a young man rendered a quadriplegic after diving off of a boardwalk at a resort in the Florida Keys.
  • A confidential settlement in a legal malpractice case against a large national law firm.
  • A confidential settlement for the mother of two children killed in an airplane crash in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • A confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case arising from the death of a newborn where medical personnel failed to recognize complications with the infant’s birth and failed to take proper and timely action to address them.
  • A confidential settlement on behalf of an elderly client seriously injured while aboard a cruise ship.
  • A confidential settlement of a legal malpractice case concerning a real estate acquisition.
  • A confidential settlement for the family of a man killed in the crash of an Embraer EMB-500 Phenom jet airplane in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • A confidential settlement for our client in a breach of contract case involving unpaid commissions.
  • A confidential settlement for a woman who was seriously injured after falling into a concealed hole in the Florida Keys.
  • A confidential settlement for a man who died during a heart attack on a cruise ship because he did not receive appropriate treatment.
  • A confidential settlement for a man who was injured on a cruise ship.

While these results do not guarantee that future cases will meet with similar success, they are representative of the wide spectrum of cases that Buckner + Miles handles, and the experience, skill, and professionalism the attorneys at Buckner + Miles bring to bear when addressing every one of their cases. The amounts set forth above are before deductions for attorneys’ fees and costs. If you have a matter involving catastrophic personal injury, class action, medical malpractice, aviation, wrongful death, qui tam or complex commercial litigation, please contact us for a free consultation.