Jaime's practice is centered on complex commercial litigation, with a focus on defending Fortune 500 companies in consumer class action suits.
He offers the benefit of his extensive experience in this area, having defended clients in more than 60 different class actions filed throughout the US. Such cases have involved a wide range of issues including consumer fraud claims; privacy; service disruptions; alleged violations of consumer protection statutes; unfair and deceptive trade practices; business torts; and securities fraud claims.
Jaime has also successfully prosecuted and defended numerous contractual employment claims, in both state court and arbitration proceedings. He has represented clients operating in an array of industries, but has particularly significant litigation experience in the cable television/internet and real estate sectors.
Jaime has defended cable operators in disputes relating to antitrust claims; the transfer of cable television franchises; a cable operator's right to access residential communities; regulatory issues relating to the Federal leasing of cable channels; and the constitutionality of retroactive legislation affecting the cable television industry.
He has also developed a strong track record defending developers and builders in litigation arising from such matters as the operation, management and turnover of residential communities; construction defects; homeowner disputes; zoning and other governmental approvals; brokerage claims; leasing; and other real estate development issues, in both residential and commercial projects.
Real estate developers have benefited from Jaime's robust defense in class actions, community association disputes and claims arising from lender relationships and breaches of joint venture agreements. Clients have also sought his counsel in complex multi million dollar disputes relating to residential projects throughout Florida, including Arvida's Weston, Broken Sound, Palm Beach Polo and Country Club and Heathrow communities. In addition, he has represented private country clubs regarding issues arising from their operation, management, control and turnover.
Beach TV Cable Co., Inc. v. Comcast of Florida/Georgia, LLC, 2015 WL 8116515 (11th Cir. Dec. 8, 2015) (dismissing plaintiff's appeal of order which stayed action under the primary jurisdiction doctrine pending FCC's resolution of federal claims)
Lee v. Comcast Cable Communications, 2015 WL 4619806 (N.D. Ala. 2015) (compelling individual arbitration of RICO and civil conspiracy class claims)
Kaspers v. Comcast Corporation, 2015 WL 7145318 (11th Cir. 2015) (affirming orders compelling arbitration and dismissing action)
McKenzie Check Advance of Florida, LLC v. Betts, 112 So. 3d 1176 (Fla. 2013) (holding that FAA preempted state law invalidating class action waiver in arbitration agreement)
Gonzales v. Comcast Corporation, 2012 WL 10621 (E.D. Cal. 2012) (denying class certification of lawsuit alleging violation of California's unfair competition and consumer legal remedies statutes)
Pretka v. Kolter City Plaza II, Inc., 608 F.3d 744 (11th Cir. 2010) (reversing order remanding case to state court)
Public Concepts, LLC v. Veritext Corp., 2010 WL 2162891 (S.D. Fla. 2010) (denying class certification of action alleging violation of Florida's deceptive and unfair trade practices act); aff'd 439 Fed. App’x 849 (11th Cir. 2011)
Eventys v. Comcast Spotlight, Inc.', 28 So. 3d 959 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)
Sanders v. Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC, 2008 WL 150479 (M.D. Fla. 2008) (compelling individual arbitration of class complaint)
"Tobacco Road: Product Liability, Class Action, and Engle", June 12, 2014: Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, Faculty Presenter
Selected as a Class Action MVP, Law360, 2015
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, 2013