Solowsky & Allen, P.L. partners Richard Allen and Mason Pertnoy were recognized in the Daily Business Review’s 15th Annual Most Effective Lawyers 2019 edition. Mr. Allen and Mr. Pertnoy received recognition as the most effective attorneys in the Class Actions/Mass Torts category for all of South Florida.
Mr. Allen and Mr. Pertnoy received this award due to the firm’s successful representation of over 12,000 members of JetSmarter, Inc. in a class action arbitration against JetSmarter. The settlement included $3,125,000.00 for cash payments to sub-class members who suffered the most damages, over $200,000,000.00 of valuable flight credits and membership extensions for all class members, and numerous revisions to the Membership Agreement. Class members most damaged by JetSmarter’s actions received monetary payments ranging from $500.00 to $17,000.00 along with non-monetary benefits, all of which were received by class members within fifteen months of the date of injury.
Mr. Pertnoy described the key to Solowsky & Allen’s successful outcome in this class action arbitration as a combination of collecting a substantial amount of evidence that went to the heart of the allegations of JetSmarter’s wrongdoing, and the development of a novel legal approach to circumvent JetSmarter’s class action prohibition clause in its membership agreement.
Solowsky & Allen congratulates Richard Allen and Mason Pertnoy for their recognition in the Daily Business Review’s 15th Annual Most Effective Lawyers 2019 in the category of Class Actions/Mass Torts.
A copy of the Daily Business Review article is available at the following link: DBR 15th Annual Most Effective Lawyers 2019