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Florida Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard

April 28, 2021
Effective May 1, 2021, Florida state courts will apply a new summary judgment standard that breaks with Florida’s historically restrictive reading of the summary judgment rule. On April 29, 2021,[...]

New Legislative Protections for Florida Health Care Providers — COVID-19-Related Claims

April 13, 2021
On March 29, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that creates a one-year statute of limitations and protects health care providers from liability for unfounded COVID-19-related[...]

CSK Recent Workers’ Compensation Successful Appeal / Complete Defense Verdict

April 12, 2021
Therese Savona, Gina Jacobs, and Neil Ambekar of CSK’s Orlando office obtained a favorable reversal of the Judge of Compensation Claims’ finding that the statute of limitations tolled. The case[...]

Florida Governor DeSantis expected to sign law to protect businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits

March 31, 2021
The Florida House of Representative has sent Governor Ron DeSantis a bill that would shield Florida businesses from lawsuits claiming COVID-19 injuries or damages. Based on a legislative finding that[...]

CSK obtains a drain line/slab leak defense verdict in its sixth live jury trial in 2021

March 23, 2021
CSK partners, Aram Megerian and Paydon Broeder, recently completed CSK's sixth post-COVID live jury trial in Florida. In this case, Aram and Paydon of CSK’s Tampa office obtained a complete[...]

CSK successfully defends in one of the first post-COVID jury trials in Florida.

February 12, 2021
CSK Orlando Partners, Ryan S. Sawyer and Scott Shelton obtained a favorable trial result after a four-day in-person jury trial in this premises liability case. This trial was one of[...]

CSK Prevails in Certiorari Review of Order Compelling Financial Worth Discovery in Employment Discrimination Action

February 11, 2021
CSK recently obtained an Opinion quashing a trial court order that compelled an employer to produce financial worth discovery in an employment discrimination case under the Florida Civil Rights Act[...]

Florida Supreme Court Rules That Extra-contractual, Consequential Damages Are Not Recoverable In A First-party Breach of Contract Action

January 21, 2021
On January 21, 2021, in the case of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation v. Manor House, LLC, et al., SC19-1394 (Fla. 2021), the Florida Supreme Court held that extra-contractual, consequential damages[...]

CSK Attorneys Obtain Dismissal of Tampa Restaurant’s Federal COVID-19 Business Interruption Suit

October 16, 2020
CSK Tampa attorneys Mark Tinker and Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo successfully obtained a dismissal, with prejudice, of a Tampa restaurant’s claim for lost income and business interruption coverage under a certificate[...]

Florida Law Update: New Law Requires Consent for Pelvic Examinations and Defines Reproductive Battery

July 1, 2020
Florida HB 698 went into effect on July 1, 2020. This bill prohibits any health care provider, medical student, or other student studying under a health care practitioner from performing[...]

How may you benefit from the CARES Act?

April 10, 2020
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act”. The CARES act provides over $2 Trillion in relief to many groups,[...]

Department of Labor Issues Poster Required by Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 10, 2020
Cole, Scott & Kissane hopes for those who attended CSK's “The Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 Issues in the Workplace” webinar that you came away with a better understanding of the[...]
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