Ken Sobel of Sobel Legal, Fort Lauderdale was interviewed by NBC 6 reporter Steve Litz this afternoon on the legal viability of the lawsuit filed yesterday by the family of Anthony Borges who survived 5 bullets in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting.
In Ken’s analysis, the likelihood of obtaining a meaningful financial recovery from the shooter or his family is small and the obstacles to recovering from the mental health clinics that treated the shooter are enormous. In Ken’s opinion, the lawsuit will be amended as soon as the 6 month notice period expires as to the Broward County Sheriff and School Board.
Once a verdict or settlement is reached, any amount over $300,000.00 must be approved by the Florida Legislature and Governor in a claims bill process. Ken is one of very few attorneys who has successfully had a claims bill passed for his client and recovered over $2.5 million in a case against the South Florida Water Management District.
In Ken’s opinion, there will be a claims bill for the MSD victims and possibly a Federal Tort Claims Act lawsuit filed for the negligent conduct of the FBI.