Recent Successful Trials

CSK SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS INSURED DRIVER IN MULTI-VEHICLE LIABILITY CASE WITH $13.2M SOUGHT, NET PAY ZERO

CSK Partners Gene Kissane and Benjamin Esco received a great trial result, following a 7-Day Trial for a very serious auto accident case.  The 17-year old plaintiff was a passenger in the backseat of our 17-year old insured’s new BMW.    The insured was driving his friends to school.  The insured was speeding (62 in a Read More…

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CSK Obtains Defense Verdict in Property Case

Jonathan Midwall and Arthur Alves obtained a very good result last week following a 4 day Jury trial in Broward County. The Plaintiff, a sympathetic 87 year old grandmother, claimed that the property manager and owner of an apartment building were negligent by failing to properly inspect her apartment unit for bedbugs when she complained Read More…

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CSK Secures Complete Defense Verdict in Workers’ Compensation Case

Rebecca Ortiz v. Chapters Health System, Inc./Travelers – Tampa District Denise Murray of the Tampa office secured a complete defense verdict in a workers’ compensation case with potential exposure exceeding $500,000.00.  The Claimant is a 56-year-old Hospice Aide who injured her lower back when assisting a patient while working for the Employer in 2014.  She Read More…

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Daily Business Review: Homeowners’ Water Damage Claim Rejected Over Covered Peril

INSURANCE – MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT COURT Homeowners’ Water Damage Claim Rejected Over Covered Peril A judge rejected three homeowners who claimed their insurer improperly denied a property-damage claim. In 2015, Sandra Gonzalez, Yean Gonzalez and Jose Perez claimed their Miami home in Miami sustained water damage from a roof leak and filed a claim with their carrier, Read More…

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Daily Business Review: Cardiologist Cleared in 41-Year-Old Patient’s Death

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – BROWARD CIRCUIT COURT  Cardiologist Cleared in 41-Year-Old Patient’s Death A jury decided a cardiologist was not liable in the death of a patient he was treating at a hospital. Lisa Macko, 41, a mother of two, died from cardiac arrest on July 8, 2014, a day after she went to a hospital emergency Read More…

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CSK successfully defeats $500,000+ property damage claim in speedy jury trial

CSK’s George Hooker and Lindsey Halligan secured a complete defense verdict in a denied roof leak case in Broward County. Plaintiffs claimed their roof was damaged by wind, but George and Lindsey presented evidence that the roof was old and just past its normal life expectancy. The jury was out 45 minutes before finding the Read More…

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CSK wins favorable verdict from jury in personal injury case where plaintiff sought $13 million

Howard Scholl and Eric Nelsestuen, a partner and associate, respectively, in Cole, Scott & Kissane’s Tampa Office, recently tried a rear-end admitted liability case where Plaintiff, who was a long term diabetic with chronic kidney disease, claimed injuries to his neck and back. He underwent extensive chiropractic treatment, ESI and had a multilevel fusion recommendation. Read More…

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CSK obtains extremely favorable verdict for insurer in multi-vehicle liability case with $4.5 million sought

Dan Shapiro and Michele Bartels, partners in Cole, Scott & Kissane’s Tampa Office obtained an extremely favorable verdict of $21,000 in a rear-end auto accident heavily contested litigation involving multiple vehicles, having admitted liability. The Plaintiff had undergone several years of treatment including 2 back surgeries and total medicals exceeded $560,000. Plaintiff proposed a life Read More…

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CSK successfully defends an insurer in bad faith claim with alleged exposure of $100 million

Barry Postman of CSK’s West Palm Beach office and Michael Brand of CSK’s Miami office obtained a defense verdict after a two week jury trial that concluded on Friday in Miami. The plaintiff was former Miami Dolphins football player – OJ McDuffie. He claimed that the team physician for the Miami Dolphins committed malpractice when Read More…

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CSK obtains dismissal amid trial of contentious legal malpractice action by investment firm lasting ten years, seeking millions

Ten years ago, Cole Scott & Kissane and its partner, Jonathan Vine, was hired to represent a Chicago lawyer and his law firm in a legal malpractice action brought in West Palm Beach. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit were a husband and wife who owned an investment firm and a broker/dealer who had been sued Read More…

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