Michael Freedland, Anthony Russo and Dan Harwin announced today that they are preparing to take on oil giant BP on behalf of business owners and residents of the Panhandle, South Florida and the Florida Keys. The firm has already been retained by numerous clients from the Keys to the Panhandle.
With the oil already reaching the shores of the Florida coast, Russo says it’s time. “Business owners and residents are both scared and ill prepared. They have lived through numerous hurricanes and rebuilt but the impact this disaster could have is beyond their imagination.”
Freedland and Russo are no strangers to taking on big companies. In 2009, the firm settled a whistleblower lawsuit with pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly for $1.4 Billion. It was the first settlement of its kind to exceed $1 Billion. Just as recent as this past January, they were involved in another whistleblower case against AstraZeneca, who paid $520 Million to resolve the government’s suit against them for off-label marketing of the popular anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel. To date, The Freedland Firm has been instrumental in governmental whistleblower suits that have recovered in excess of $2.0 Billion to the government and states of the US.
“Litigating these suits won’t be easy. At some point when the suits get contentious, BP will no doubt push back hard. But we are in this for the long haul,” states Michael Freedland. “We know what it takes to stay the course and we are committed to see this through,” Harwin adds.
The Freedland Firm invites anyone that has (or will) suffered financial losses because of the BP gulf coast oil spill to complete the form online – Click here. We are in the process of meeting with residents and business owners in the area.