Hard Work and Creative Lawyering Produce Record Verdict when Defense Counsel Claimed No Causation because of 5 MPH Impact
Miami, Florida – Prominent trial attorney Willie Gary, along with associate attorney Glenn Crickenberger of the Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., along with Judd Rosen and Brett Rosen of the Miami-based law firm of Goldberg and Rosen, P.A., were awarded a $5 million judgment on behalf of their client, Rasheed Ali, a former University of Miami football player. Ali is currently CEO of Timeless Records, a Miami-based record label that manages international Reggae/Dance Hall sensation, Shifta.
In 2013, Ali, who is now 30 years-old, was driving to a work-related meeting in North Miami Beach, Florida, when he pulled up to a stoplight. Without notice, a UPS truck was attempting to make a left turn, when it violently collided head-on with Ali’s vehicle. Ali’s vehicle was pushed backward nearly 20 feet.
Throughout the course of a week-long trial, Willie Gary and Judd Rosen, through hard work and creative lawyering, proved that as a result of the accident, Ali sustained significant injuries including brain damage. The defense claimed no causation because the truck was traveling 5 miles per hour.
Gary is no stranger to seeking justice. Gary and his legal team are known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants. In 2014, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team an unprecedented $23.6 billion verdict against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a record-breaking, half-billion dollars against one of the world’s largest funeral chains, The Loewen Group. In addition, Gary is noted for winning a $240 million jury verdict in Orange County against the Walt Disney Corporation for his clients who alleged that Disney stole their idea for a sports theme park. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch.