Billions of dollars were at stake in CVN-covered trials throughout Florida in 2016. However, the two lawyers who earn this year’s title as CVN Florida Plaintiff’s Attorneys of the Year spearheaded a win in a landmark trial over celebrity privacy that ultimately toppled a media giant.
Michael Berry addresses the jury during the punitive phase in wrestler Hulk Hogan's suit against Gawker Media, Nick Denton, and A.J. Daulerio.
St. Petersburg, FL—Jurors Monday imposed a $25.1 million punitive verdict on Gawker Media, its founder, and its former editor for the company’s publication of a sex video involving wrestler Hulk Hogan, driving the total award past $140 million in the blockbuster invasion of privacy case. Bollea v. Gawker Media LLC, 2012CA01244.
A.J. Daulerio insists he never spoke with Gawker founder Nick Denton about his intent to publish a clip from a Hulk Hogan sex video. Hogan claims Gawker, Denton, and Daulerio invaded the wrestler's privacy by publishing the footage.
St. Petersburg, FL—The editor that first published a clip of a Hulk Hogan sex tape verbally sparred with Hogan’s attorney over ownership’s knowledge of the story and reasons surrounding the clip’s publication, as the second week of trial began Monday in the iconic wrestler’s $100 million suit against Gawker Media. Bollea v. Gawker Media, LLC, et al., 2012CA01244.