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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[...]

PIP Demand Letters Matter: Substantial Compliance is a Thing of the Past

February 26, 2021
Challenging the sufficiency of pre-suit demand letters based on the specificity requirements of section 627.736(10), Florida Statutes has proven (in the past) to be difficult due to a range of[...]

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[...]

“The code is more what you'd call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” – Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean

October 19, 2020 | Michael A. Rosenberg
Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.250(a)(1) enumerates the time standards of a civil matter from the filing of a complaint to final disposition. Specifically, the Florida Supreme Court suggests that[...]

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[...]

Nip a Punitive Damages Claim in the Bud: Procedural Issues Corporations Should Attack

October 16, 2020 | Geraldine Pena
Punitive damages in Florida are meant to punish a defendant for wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future. Once a claim for punitive damages is injected into a[...]

Supersedeas Bonds & Real Property

October 13, 2020 | David C. Borucke
Guided by a federal standard, the Third District Court of Appeal recently clarified the factors relevant to calculating the amount of a supersedeas bond where the final judgment pertains to[...]

“You’ve Got Mail!”... But Do You Actually Ever Need to Receive It?

October 12, 2020
A common issue arising with first-party insurance litigation is when a homeowner alleges her or she did not receive payment of an insurance claim by mail. Insureds, or their assignees,[...]

Ancient Pure Bill of Discovery

October 8, 2020
A pure bill of discovery is an equitable remedy, rarely used since the adoption of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. This underutilized pleading can be used to petition the[...]