News

29Apr

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 care plan of $4.5 million at trial.
29Apr

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 he treated him for an on the field injury causing him to prematurely end his career and lose out on millions of dollars in future NFL contracts. The case was previously handled by a different law firm and went to trial in 2010 resulting in[...]
29Apr

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 by the SEC in an enforcement action alleging that the husband and wife had defrauded their clients out of millions of dollars (a Ponzi-scheme, of sorts). The allegation was that their lawyer in the action brought by the SEC committed malpractice in the defense he[...]
08Feb

Daily Business Review: Cole Scott Chief Gives Record $20M to UF Health Law Program

By Catherine Wilson | February 07, 2019 at 11:07 AM Richard Cole, Managing Partner of Cole, Scott & Kissane, Miami Cole, Scott & Kissane managing partner Richard P. Cole has given $20 million to the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s health law program in honor of his late father, a fellow UF law alumnus. The public university said the bequest funding an endowment is the largest individual contribution in the law school’s history and one of the largest donations to any law school in the country. Cole’s gift honors Robert B. Cole, the founding chairman of Baptist Health of South Florida. The[...]
07Sep

On August 17, 2018, CSK attended the 2018 Judicial Luncheon hosted by the Cuban American Bar Association.

Judge Miguel De La O (far left), Judge Steve Leifman (second from the left), CSK Partner Sarah Egan (second from the right) and Judge Ramiro Areces (right)   CSK Associate Alex Cura (Left), CSK Partner David Caballero (Middle), and CSK Partner Sarah Egan (Right)   CSK Partner Elisabeth Espinosa (Left) and her parents on the right.   CSK Partner David Caballero (Far Left), Judge Barbara Areces (Left) and Judge Ramiro Areces (Far Right)
31Jul

CSK Successfully Defends an Insurer in Bad Faith Claim with Alleged Exposure of $100 Million

Joe Kissane, Henry Salas and Scott Cole, with the assistance of Daniel Duello and Zachary Brewer, obtained a complete defense verdict in a bad faith claim filed against a medical malpractice insurer. In Samiian v. FPIC, the Plaintiff alleged that the insurer acted in bad faith: 1) by failing to properly investigate, evaluate or negotiate the underlying medical malpractice claim filed against him prior to the statutory pre-suit period, 2) by failing to properly advise him regarding the benefits and detriments of voluntary binding arbitration in the underlying medical malpractice claim and 3) by costing the doctor the opportunity to[...]