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Morgan & Morgan Hunger Relief Center Dedication

Morgan & Morgan Hunger Relief Center Dedication

On March 6, 2013, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s fight to end hunger took a major step forward with the dedication of the Morgan & Morgan, P.A. Hunger Relief Center. The new, 100,000-square foot facility—more than double the size of its predecessor—is equipped to handle millions of pounds of food the organization had to previously turn away due to a lack of adequate coolers, freezers, and general infrastructure space.

“This is one of the best things we’ve ever done,” Mr. Morgan said of he and his wife Ultima’s generous $2 million donation to the cause. “Other than the four children, this is one of the best things we’ve ever done.”

By the organization’s estimates, the value of the food stored in the Morgan & Morgan, P.A. Hunger Relief Center over the next 20 years will exceed $1.4 billion.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization spearheading the fight to end hunger by collecting and distributing food to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies throughout Brevard, Orange, Lake, Seminole, Osceola, and Volusia counties in Central Florida. In addition to gathering and distributing food to those in need, Second Harvest Food Bank strives to raise public awareness on the “invisible problem” of hunger and poverty, as well as develop county-specific solutions to hunger in Central Florida.

If you would like to get involved with or donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, please visit their website.

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For The People Scholarship

For The People Scholarship

Morgan & Morgan is committed to helping out those students looking to get into law as a career. To help out, we formed the For The People Scholarship. Through this scholarship, we've already helped pay for law school for a first-year law student who was committed to making his or her community a better place.

John Morgan places a big emphasis on giving back to the community, and has built the firm to reflect his values of charity and public service. Many of our firm’s partners holds at least one leadership position in a charitable organization, for example.

We seek to inspire these values of charity and public service beyond our firm, and encourage aspiring lawyers to approach their careers as our attorneys already do.

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

In 2013, John Morgan partnered with United for Care in campaigning to legalize medical marijuana on behalf of sick and suffering Floridians. It took nearly four years, two elections, and cost John millions of dollars, but medical marijuana was finally legalized in 2016.

John’s support for medical marijuana is personal; it helped relieve the pain of his father, who had emphysema and esophageal cancer, and his brother, who is paraplegic. Another reason he supports medical marijuana is because of the damage he’s seen caused by the powerful prescription pain medications his clients are often given by a doctor following an injury.

The initial campaign began by writing an initiative and hiring an “army of angels” to collect the nearly 700,000 signatures required to get it on the 2014 ballot. While collecting signatures proved challenging, the initiative eventually qualified for the ballot but faced a consistent and well funded opposition throughout the campaign. In the end, 58 percent of voters were in favor of the initiative, but it required at least 60 percent to pass.

Undeterred, and further inspired by Floridians who urged him to try again, John launched another campaign to legalize medical marijuana. The second time around Florida had no doubts about medical marijuana and the initiative passed with a resounding 71 percent of the vote.

Boys Town USA

boys town usa

Offers access to foster homes and guidance for at-risk youths.

Harbor House

harbor house

Provides help for abused women and children.

The Miami Project

the miami project

Conducts neuromuscular and spinal injury research and testing.

United Cerebral Palsy

united cerebral palsy

Provides vital therapy and services to children with special needs.

Firm News

On January 22, 2020, Morgan & Morgan attorney Paul Pennock—along with Virginia E. Anello of Douglas & London PC and Parvin Aminolroaya of Seeger Weiss LLP—was appointed Co-Lead Counsel of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Elmiron MDL (multidistrict litigation) by the honorable Judge Brian R. Martinotti in the Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation. 

About the appointments, Attorney Pennock said, “I am honored by this appointment and applaud Judge Brian R. Martinotti’s dedication to advancing diversity in leadership positions.” Pennock continued, “Judiciously but firmly, Judge Martinotti ensured not only that leadership counsel reflected diversity but, importantly, that the committee members have the experience and talent to pursue justice for these plaintiffs.”

Paul Pennock is revered as one of the most experienced MDL litigators in the country. His previous leadership roles in numerous multidistrict litigations have endowed him with a proven track record of successfully pursuing and resolving mass tort litigations in product liability and pharmaceuticals.  In 2019, Pennock was also the recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award, which recognizes attorneys with exceptional conviction in their work.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Continues to Market Elmiron

In the MDL, plaintiffs allege that the manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals—a unit off of Johnson & Johnson—was aware that Elmiron—a drug prescribed to treat interstitial cystitis, also known as bladder pain syndrome—had disproportionately caused vision problems for women. Some of the reported issues include macular degeneration, retinal hemorrhage, and light perception blindness.  

Despite the evidence connecting Elmiron with significant eye degeneration, Janssen Pharmaceuticals continued to market the drug without warning the public of the risk of eye disease, putting millions at risk for vision loss and other severe eye conditions. There are currently 140 cases pending in the MDL, some dating back as early as 1997.

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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a severe eye disease or have experienced adverse side effects after using Elmiron, you may be entitled to legal recourse. At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys are proud to fight for you. As Attorney Pennock said, “I am proud to be a part of such a talented and diverse group and look forward to arguing our case in front of an exemplary jurist.”

For more information on how our attorneys may be able to help you, complete our free, no-obligation case evaluation form and an attorney will be in touch.

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 12:50

The recent, unprecedented winter storm in Texas left millions suffering without power for days. 

The power outages along with frigid temperatures caused hypothermia and other cold-related injuries and deaths. Pipes burst in homes, leaving many residences without water and basic necessities. Meanwhile, those lucky enough to keep their power were met with outrageously high energy bills.

When you’re at your most vulnerable, you deserve better. Morgan & Morgan is currently investigating cases in Texas involving power outages, burst water pipes, skyrocketing energy bills, and any related injuries. If you were one of the millions affected by the storm, you could be eligible for compensation. 

Since 1988, Morgan & Morgan has been fighting against powerful institutions that seek to exploit you and deny your rights. With 700 attorneys, we have the resources to work tirelessly to get the best results for you, no matter what it takes. To date, we have recovered over $9 billion for our clients. See Our Verdicts

If you’ve been affected by the Texas power outage, we’re here to help whatever you may need. Please fill out our brief questionnaire to learn more about how we can help you. 

Were You Affected by the Power Outage?

According to reports, over 3 million people were without power at the peak of the outage, and it took days for the power to return to normal activity. 

Catherine Saenz, a Houston resident, told The New York Times that her family had no power or water for days. “No one is prepared, it is dangerous and we are very vulnerable,” Saenz told the media. 

The storm also caused a boil water advisory for nearly 7 million people in Texas. More than 200,000 Texans had nonfunctioning water providers.

If you were left vulnerable as a result of the power outages across Texas, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced attorneys can help you fight for the justice you deserve.

Did Pipes Freeze or Burst in Your Home?

Texas homes were not designed to face frigid temperatures. When the winter storm rolled into Texas, homes across the state were badly damaged as pipes, valves, and tanks froze and burst

If the pipes in your home burst and caused damages, we are here for you. Your insurance company may try to deny, delay, or lowball damage claims related to frozen pipes. Hiring an experienced attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on fixing your home. 

Were You Injured as a Result of the Power Outage?

Hospitals around Texas treated patients for an array of weather-related injuries, including hypothermia, after freezing temperatures devastated the state, and millions lost power, according to reports. There have also been reports that dozens of deaths are tied to the storm, with experts saying the death toll is likely higher. 

This is absolutely devastating. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of the storm or power failure, we’re here to help. At Morgan & Morgan, we believe that you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of your recovery.

Did You Receive an Outrageously Expensive Energy Bill? 

The Texas residents that were lucky enough to keep their power on during the storm found their energy bills had skyrocketed afterward. 

Reuters reports that the wholesale price of electricity in Texas spiked more than 10,000 percent. This increase left many Texans with bills ranging from four digits to as high as $17,000.

Price gouging on energy bills is not right. If you received a high energy bill, we want to hear from you. You may be entitled to compensation.

Contact America’s Largest Plaintiffs’ Firm

If you were affected by any of these situations above and need help with the next steps, Morgan & Morgan is here for you. 

At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys fight for the People, and we have the resources necessary to take on large corporations and energy companies. 

In your time of need, let us help you get your life back on track. Fill out our brief questionnaire to find out if you may have a claim for compensation.

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 12:43

On January 25, 2021, in Birmingham, Alabama, 9,000 residents experienced what was called a "large and extremely dangerous" tornado that destroyed parts of Jefferson County. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado that struck Fultondale had peak winds estimated at 150 mph and was an EF-3, which is the 1-5 scale they use to measure the strength of tornados. The estimated size of the tornado was about 500 yards across, and it traveled 9.5 miles.

Ripping apart homes and other local buildings, officials said the storm killed at least one person and injured dozens, leaving some in critical condition. Although some residents attempted to take shelter at a local church, strong winds ripped away part of a church's roof, exposing them to even further danger. 

"Seventeen patients were taken to the ER, with various injuries and some critical," Fire Chief Justin McKenzie said. In one instance, the twister caused such significant damage to a local high school that it was forced to shut down for the remainder of the school year. 

Many residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the storm. According to a witness who came to Fultondale the next morning, roughly 80 percent of the neighborhood houses had roof damage, and 20 percent of those homes were completely collapsed. 

If you or a loved one were affected by the tornado on January 25 in Jefferson County and have been denied coverage by your insurance company, we want to help you. Contact our specialized insurance claims attorneys in our Birmingham office today by filling out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.

How An Attorney Can Help With Property Damages

Unlike many other natural disasters, tornadoes are covered under homeowners insurance. Coverage can include all damage caused by a tornado, including not only wind damage but damage from hail, rain, and lightning. 

Common damages caused by tornadoes that are covered under insurance include:

  • Roof: Any missing or broken roofing shingles, torn away pieces of roof decking, or detached gables.
  • Wall: Your home or property may have cracked interior walls, bowing, or places that have separated from the roof. 
  • Windows and gutters: Any flying debris may smash windows, damaging panes, shutters, and screens. As a result of strong winds, gutters may be dented or torn away.
  • Foundation: Separation or cracking of the foundation can be caused by the uplift from the tornado.
  • Exterior: This damage may include destruction to landscaping, fencing, or any structures you have on your property.

Insurance should also cover temporary lodging if the damages done to your home are so severe that it is no longer inhabitable. Unfortunately, there are still many instances where insurance companies will attempt to deny and or underpay tornado claims. Our attorneys will look at your insurer's decision and let you know whether there are grounds for an appeal.

The trauma of dealing with a severe weather disaster is hard enough; let us fight for you. If you were injured or your property was damaged in the January Birmingham Tornado, we may be able to help you. To learn more, please complete our free, no-obligation case evaluation form to have one of our attorneys contact you.

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After the events in Birmingham, our law firm understands how challenging it can be to navigate insurance claims. This is why, after a life-changing disaster, we believe that no one should try to take on insurance companies alone. Our team of highly specialized attorneys will thoroughly examine your losses and your insurance policies. With the information gathered, our team will fight to ensure your insurer pays the claims they owe you, even if it means taking them to court. 

At Morgan & Morgan, we have over 30 years of experience under our belt taking on America's biggest bullies: insurance companies. With 700 attorneys and 3,000 team members, our firm is dedicated to helping you get back what matters most.

If you have been affected by the January Birmingham Tornado, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. To learn more, please complete our free, no-obligation case evaluation form, and an attorney will be in touch.

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