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$100,000 Donation to Alzheimer’s Association

As a result of a class action settlement, Wites & Kapetan, along with their co-counsel, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, presented a $100,000 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. The donation was part of a class action settlement obtained by the two law firms after 8 years of litigation in state and federal trial and appeals courts. Ellen Brown, RN, MS, Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization, whose vision is A World Without Alzheimer’s, and works towards its mission “[t]o eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance...

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American Heart Association Receives $100,000

The American Heart Association, received a $100,000 donation from Wites & Kapetan, along with their co-counsel, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP.  The donation was part of a class action settlement obtained by the two law firms after 8 years of litigation in state and federal trial and appeals courts. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Deborah Phelan, Director of Charitable Estate Planning for the American Heart Association, accepted the $100,000 check for the organization. She gratefully explained that a “$100,000 donation does a long way and does a great...

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American Cancer Society Receives $100,000 in Wites & Kapetan Class Action Settlement

On August 31, 2011, Wites & Kapetan, along with their co-counsel,Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, presented a check for $100,000 to the American Cancer Society. The charitable contribution resulted from a class action settlement achieved by the two law firms after 8 years of litigation in state and federal trial and appeals courts. Tracey Paige, Area Executive Director of the Broward Unit of the American Cancer Society, was among the several representatives of the organizations that met with the law firms to receive the check.  In thanking the law firms, Ms. Paige explained that “the American Cancer Society prides itself...

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Class Action Lawsuit Resulting in Charitable Contributions of $300,000

After eight years of litigation, Wites & Kapetan, located in Lighthouse Point, Florida, resolved a class action that included charitable contributions totaling $300,000. The lawsuit, which began in Broward County Circuit Court, moved from there to The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, and The Florida Supreme Court, before returning to the Broward Circuit Court where the settlement received final approval this year.  Marc Wites’ argument before The Florida Supreme Court is available on the firm’s website.  Wites & Kapetan worked on the case with Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd...

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