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Waterway Black

Waterway Black P.A. is a trial firm based in Fort Lauderdale. We represent companies and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation throughout Florida. Our clients depend on our counsel and support from claim investigation and analysis through trial in state and federal courts. We offer experienced advocacy and outstanding service to clients in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, product liability, railroad defense, transportation litigation, moving company lawsuits, coordinating counsel/litigation management, and risk management.

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Before forming Waterway Black in 2013, our founding partners built successful trial practices at a sophisticated international litigation and business law firm. Combining this background with a passion for client service, a zeal for efficiency, and a flair for law and courtroom technology, the attorneys of Waterway Black are ideally positioned to achieve best possible results on a small business budget.

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Home Inspector Wrongful DeathKen Waterway and Kelsey Black obtained a summary judgment for their client in a high profile wrongful death lawsuit in Miami. In the case of Sloan v. Pentair et al. (11th Judicial Circuit Court, case no. 14-16276), Waterway Black represented a home inspector who was one of many defendants sued for negligence following a tragic accident in which a child was fatally shocked in his family’s swimming pool.

The accident occurred in April 2014; given that the home inspector’s only contact with the property occurred in 2009, Waterway Black developed a record and summary judgment argument that the plaintiffs could not prove duty or causation as a matter of law.

Ken Waterway presented the motion for summary judgment in court on November 6, 2015, and on the basis of the duty and causation arguments Judge Jose Rodriguez entered summary judgment in favor of Waterway Black’s client.

accountability-lawKen Waterway and co-counsel Lindsey Tenberg (Lindsey M. Tenberg P.A./Lighthouse Point FL – lindsey@ltenberglaw.com) obtained a defense verdict for their client in jury trial in Fort Lauderdale.  In the case of Soto v. Weiss, 17th Judicial Circuit Court case no. 11-209004, Tenberg and Waterway Black represented Jason Weiss, a Pompano Beach real estate professional.

The case arose out of a pair of financial transactions in which Weiss, the plaintiffs, and others contributed money for short-term/high interest loans to a developer purchasing lots.  The developer defaulted on the loans.  The plaintiffs filed suit against Weiss (who had coordinated the transactions), asserting various theories of liability before ultimately claiming at trial that: (1) their $260,000 contribution was actually a loan to Weiss personally that Weiss was obligated to repay, and (2) Weiss made and broke a subsequent oral promise to refund the plaintiffs’ contribution from the proceeds of the sale of a house.

Case ClosedFollowing a four-day jury trial presided over by the Honorable Thomas M. Lynch IV, the jury deliberated for approximately an hour before returning a complete defense verdict in favor of Weiss.  The litigation was often contentious and a significant strain on Mr. Weiss and his family.

In addition to the gratification that comes from winning a hard-fought jury trial, Ken and Lindsey found it extremely rewarding to team up and achieve this happy outcome for the Weiss’.