Z uber & Company LLP specializes exclusively in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of property and casualty insurance law in addition to personal injury litigation.
From the firm's inception in February 1999 with just a handful of staff, we have grown to over 65 people while retaining an informal, boutique-style atmosphere.
Our client base ranges from private individuals to major insurance companies situated across North America. We have extensive experience conducting successful mediations and arbitrations as well as trials and appeals. We are listed in Best's Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.
Meet the Lawyers
Jennifer S. Barnes
Daniel A. Fiorita
James G. Norton
At the conclusion of trial conducted by Joseph Villeneuve and Agatha Dix for the defendants, with jury verdict given, the plaintiff moved for Judgment for $2,000 as the sole amount to be paid by the defendants net of deductible for general damages which reduced that award to zero, and reduction of special damages for collateral benefits received. The defendants opposed the motion on the basis that the net amount must be zero with the $2,000 reduced by deductibility of housekeeping benefits received by the plaintiff via statutory accident benefits. The defendants further argued their entitlement to costs as based on net award of zero, while the plaintiff argued entitlement to her costs based on net award of $2,000. The defendants as represented by Jonathan Schwartzman and Agatha Dix, were successful on the deductibility issue thereby resulting in a Judgment dismissing the action, with costs ordered payable to the defendants in the amount of $138,416.42.
Dan Fiorita was recently successful in obtaining judgement in favour of an Insurer recovering payments for accident benefits and property loss that were wrongfully paid due to the claimant’s wilful misrepresentation and fraudulent conduct. Punitive damages were also awarded against the claimant.
David Zuber recently responded to an appeal of an Order requiring a plaintiff who split his time between Quebec and Florida to post substantial security for costs. Mr. Zuber was successful and the plaintiff’s appeal was dismissed with costs.