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

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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 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 a $11.5 million dollar verdict for Mr. McDuffie. After the verdict was thrown out, CSK was asked to handle the retrial. Both Dan Marino and Coach Jimmy Johnson were witnesses in the case. The Plaintiff asked the jury to award $19.9 million dollars and turned down a one million dollar settlement offer that was on the table until the jury came back with a defense verdict.