Smolker Bartlett settles lawsuit for $18.5 million dollars. Representing a major natural gas company against the State of Florida, Smolker Bartlett settled a lawsuit in August 2013 involving breach of contract claims. The result of the settlement allowed the Firm's client to relocate its pipeline facilities to avoid conflicts with a roadway expansion project. Ethan Loeb and Jon Tasso represented the Firm’s client.