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Media Coverage

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Below is some of the recent media coverage the firm has received. Please check back often as we will update this page periodically in the future.

How South Florida Lawyers Landed $21.5 Million for Woman Forced to Work Sundays (Daily Business Review )

Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Marc Brumer of Brumer & Brumer in Miami and R. Martin Saenz of Saenz & Anderson in Aventura convinced a federal jury to award $21.5 million to devout Christian and former hotel dishwasher Marie Jean Pierre, after she was fired from the Conrad Miami Hotel for refusing to work Sundays. Read The Story »

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FLORIDA HOTEL DISHWASHER AWARDED $21M AFTER BEING FORCED TO WORK SUNDAYS (Newsweek )

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Florida woman was awarded $21.5 million after a jury found that the Miami hotel that employed her did not honor her religious beliefs by continuously scheduling her for Sunday work and then firing her. Marie Jean Pierre, who used to work as a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami, sued Park Hotels & Resorts for violating the Civil Rights Act in 2017. The 60-year-old claimed the hotel chain, formally called Hilton Worldwide, continued to schedule her for Sundays despite knowing she was a missionary. Read The Story »

Hilton hotel dishwasher is awarded $21.5million after federal jury in Florida rules her boss violated her religious beliefs by making her work on Sundays (U.K. Daily Mail )

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

A 60-year-old dishwasher has been awarded $21.5 million in damages by a federal jury in a lawsuit against Hilton hotels over continuously scheduling the religious woman to work on Sundays, before ultimately firing her. Read The Story »

Jury awards dishwasher $21 million after boss scheduled her to work Sundays (Nightly News With Lester Holt)

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

A jury has awarded Marie Jean Pierre $21.5 million, finding that her boss violated the devout Christian's religious rights by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays and ultimately firing her. Watch The Story »

Hotel dishwasher granted $21 million after being forced to work Sundays (USA Today )

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

A jury in Miami decided Tuesday a hotel dishwasher should be awarded $21.5 million in damages after her workplace continuously scheduled her to work Sundays, infringing on her religious rights. Read The Story »

Jury awards $21 million to hotel dishwasher after she was forced to work on Sundays (The Washington Post )

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

For nearly a decade, Marie Jean Pierre showed up to work as a dishwasher at the Conrad Hotel in Miami's posh, high-rise-filled Brickell neighborhood. The Haitian immigrant claimed she informed the hotel from the time she was hired, in April 2006, that she could not work on Sundays because she was a missionary for the Soldiers of Christ Church. Read The Story »

Dishwasher awarded $21.5M for being forced to work on Sundays (New York Post )

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

She used the Chick-fil-A defense. A hotel dishwasher was awarded $21.5 million this week after she managed to convince a Miami jury that her employer had violated her religious rights -- by making her work on Sundays. Read The Story »

Brickell hotel ordered to pay former dishwasher $21.5 million for religious retaliation (Miami Herald )

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A federal jury found that the Conrad Hotel in Brickell retaliated against a religious dishwasher by firing her for being unable to work on Sundays, and awarded her $21.5 million. Read The Story »

Firm Wins Record $21.5 Million Award In Federal Court For Hotel Dishwasher (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A jury has awarded a Miami hotel dishwasher $21.5 million, concluding that her employer failed to honor her religious beliefs by repeatedly scheduling her on Sundays and ultimately firing her. Read The Story »

Miami Hotel Dishwasher Forced to Work Sundays Awarded $21 Million by Jury (NBC Miami)

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A former dishwasher at a Miami hotel, fired after missing work on Sundays for religious reasons, was awarded a $21 million jury verdict. Sixty-year-old Marie Jean Pierre was a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami Hotel for more than a decade until she was fired in March 2016. Watch The Story »

Marc Brumer Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit On Behalf Of West Palm Beach Man

Date: Friday, December 22, 2017

The firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in West Palm Beach on behalf of a 25-year-old man who is grieving the loss of his mother, who was senselessly gunned down after her son was wrongfully targeted by the management company of his apartment complex. See The Video »

Daily Business Review: Jury Awards Brumer & Brumer Client $668k

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

A woman whose leg was fractured when she was struck by a car in a crosswalk at Northwest 36th Street and Second Avenue was awarded $667,991. Go To The Story »

Miami Herald: Trial Set In Firm's Lawsuit Against Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A three-week jury trial has been scheduled for this fall in Miami-Dade County in which Marc Brumer is seeking compensation after a toxic cocktail sent philantrhopist Barbara Kaufman into intensive care for two weeks. Go To The Story »

Lawsuit: Chinatown bus fatally hit pedestrian on side of road, kept driving to Norfolk

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016

The right half of a so-called Chinatown bus's front windshield shattered last year when it fatally hit a pedestrian on its way to Norfolk from New York. And the driver's reaction? Keep driving, according to a lawsuit. Go To The Story »

Medical Daily provides coverage of Brumer & Brumer's 'Toxic Cocktail' Lawsuit

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The firm's lawsuit against the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens was recently featured in Medical Daily, which also took a look at another victim of a similar dangerous libation -- as well as an alarming continued use of liquid nitrogen in drinks at restaurants and other culinary venues. Read The Article »

Marc Brumer Helps Woman Who Was Served "Toxic Cocktail"

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

ABC affiliate WPLG reported exclusively on the near-death experience of a South Florida woman who was served what's being called a "toxic cocktail," a potentially deadly libation fused with liquid nitrogen.



Marc Brumer distributing holiday turkeys at Philadelphia Haitian Baptist Church

Date: November, 2013

Marc and his family took time out of their Thanksgiving Holiday festivities to assist handing out turkeys to the less fortunate in Hialeah.

Funeral Home Shooting 'Horrifying': Family

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The family of a man whose memorial Friday night was the lightning rod for a shooting spree outside a northeast Miami-Dade funeral home that left two dead and 12 injured apologized to those who were struck down by bullets Monday. Go To The Story »

Marc Brumer deposes rapper Kanye West in New York City

Date: Friday, June 18, 2010

This article appeared in The New York Post on Friday, June 18, 2010. Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer in order to view the file. Go To The Story »

Family of injured Cape police officer file lawsuit

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The father of Cape Coral police officer Damien Garcia has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his son following a 2009 traffic crash in which Garcia was critically injured. Go To The Story »

Jewelry District Whodunit Goes to Jury

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006

Diamond seller seeks $1.1 million from his insurer, which says he staged heist at his shop. Go To The Story »

Marc Brumer Hired In Suit Against Lloyds Of London

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006

This article appeared in The Los Angeles Times on Thursday, September 28, 2006. Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer in order to view the file. Go To The Story »

South Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Brumer & Brumer Wins $3.2M Award

Date: January 2004

This article appeared in Verdict Search in January 2004. Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer in order to view the file. Go To The Story »

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Marc Brumer Hired By Injured Breakers Hotel Guest

Date: February, 2003

This article appeared in The Law Reporter in February, 2003. Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer in order to view the file. Go To The Story »

Veteran Miami Lawyer Marc Brumer Wins $847k Award For Breakers Hotel Guest

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2003

This article appeared in The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel on October 11, 2003. Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer in order to view the file. Go To The Story »

Marc Brumer makes appearance on CBS4 evening news to discuss Breakers Hotel Lawsuit Case