Tampa Tribune Published March 28, 2015 By Elizabeth Behrman | Tribune Staff   TAMPA — A Hillsborough County jury late Friday awarded $64 million in damages to a man his lawyers say was “nearly cut in half” almost five years ago when a building collapsed on him. Robert Matthews, then 25, slid under a pre-manufactured building […]

Tampa Tribune 1/27/2007 TAMPA – To Mac Brown, his lawsuit against the carwash responsible for his wife’s death was never about the money.After being awarded more than $7.5 million in compensatory damages, Brown stunned a Hillsborough County courtroom Friday by turning his back on even more – possibly tens of millions of dollars in punitive […]

Tampa Tribune 7/18/2005 DADE CITY — A Pasco County jury on Thursday awarded a Brandon woman $650,000 in damages in her negligence lawsuit against Bealls Department Stores Inc.Betty Morris, 62, was injured in May 2003 when she tripped over a ladder while shopping at Bealls on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Wesley Chapel. She filed […]

St. Petersburg Times 10/5/1993 Sandra Sutherland’s murder on 1/16/91 was dwarfed by the start of Desert Storm. Her parents’ outrage during the killer’s trial was suppressed by a judicial system that forbade them to speak.Then Robert and Ruth Sutherland sued the company responsible for the faulty alarm system in Sandra’s apartment and the apartment complex […]

St. Petersburg Times 4/3/1988 CLEARWATER – A jury awarded $1-million Thursday to a man who was shot and blinded in one eye while making a night deposit at Barnett Bank in St. Petersburg two years ago.Anthony Verran blamed the bank for his injury because the night drop was in a high-crime area, was poorly lit […]