News

19Aug

CSK SUCCESSFULLY LITIGATES COMPLEX COMMERCIAL DISPUTE, OBTAINING $3.5M VERDICT FOR CLIENT

CSK Attorneys Barry Postman (Managing Partner of our West Palm Beach office) and Ilana Moskowitz prevailed in a multi-million dollar three week federal court jury trial.  In this case, CSK represented the plaintiff in a commercial litigation matter against his former business partners in the purchase of a hotel property in South Florida.  The lawsuit claimed fraud and conversion and sought both compensatory and punitive damages.  The defendants were represented by a well-known and respected national law firm.  After three days of deliberations, the jury came back with a verdict in favor of the CSK client finding both compensatory damages[...]
14Aug

CSK OBTAINS COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT IN CONTENTIOUS PERSONAL INJURY ACTION SEEKING $10M PRIOR TO TRIAL

CSK Partners Michelle Bartels and Dan Shapiro in the Tampa office obtained a complete defense verdict in a liability only, truck versus bicycle accident. CSK's client driver allegedly failed to pay attention to Plaintiff biker as he crossed the crosswalk. Plaintiff’s expert claimed that our driver had 5-6 seconds to observe Plaintiff on his bicycle and stop, but that he failed to do so due to not paying attention. The Plaintiff had no recollection of the subject accident. The Judge granted a directed verdict and instructed the jury that Plaintiff entered the crosswalk on a “do not walk” signal. Plaintiff[...]
14Aug

CSK Named Largest Law Firm in Florida

Cole, Scott & Kissane ("CSK") is proud to announce that it has been named the largest law firm in the State of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine. Read More >>>>  
24Jul

DBR: CSK Leads for the Second Year in Attorney Growth

Review 100:  Litigation Leads Growth in Attorney Counts at Florida Firms   Cole, Scott & Kissane Managing Partner Richard Cole, whose firm leads the survey for a second years, found it "very satisfying" that growth at his firm came across the state. Click here to read entire article.  
17Jul

CSK SECURES A COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT IN A DEFAMATION CASE SEEKING OVER $18 MILLION

CSK Partners Barry Postman and Karly Wannos obtained a complete defense verdict in a high-profile 5-day bench trial in West Palm Beach.  CSK represented a wealthy businessman and a local preparatory school he founded in a claim brought by the school’s former Athletic Director for defamation.  The Plaintiff was represented by Jack Scarola of Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, and the case was litigated for 3 years.  The Court allowed Plaintiffs to plead punitive damages, and Plaintiff and his wife asked for over $18 Million in damages at trial.  The presiding judge took the matter under advisement for[...]
12Jun

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 40 ) and ran a red light.  At the same time, another car was making a left turn into the intersection, and the insured struck the other car without braking, causing the insured’s vehicle to careen into a light pole, stopping the car instantly. The[...]
30May

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 she was being bitten by the same and they purposely failed to perform an appropriate response to her ongoing complaints in an effort to prevent her from breaking her lease.  The Plaintiff alleged that as a result of the Defendants’ negligence that she suffered permanent[...]
16May

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 underwent lumbar surgery and received ongoing medical care as well as pain management. The Claimant filed a Petition for Benefits requesting permanent total disability benefits and the Employer/Carrier raised a misrepresentation defense. The Claimant told her physicians she was by all practical means “disabled” and[...]