Monthly Archives: November 2018

Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by Starwood’s Database Hack

According to Marriott’s press release, Starwood’s guest reservation database was hacked. On September 8, 2018, Marriott International received an internal alert about an unauthorized user attempting to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Since then, investigators found copied and encrypted information from an authorized user. However, they also found that there had been unauthorized user access to the Starwood network…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Stephanie A. Casey Recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as One of South Florida’s 40 Outstanding Lawyers Under the Age of 40

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2018) – Attorney Stephanie A. Casey, a partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was selected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for its prestigious “40 Under 40” award, recognizing 40 outstanding lawyers in South Florida under the age of 40. Casey received the award during an awards ceremony held at the Fontainebleau…
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How Can a Rideshare Company Be Held Liable for an Accident?

It is difficult, but not impossible to hold a rideshare company liable for incurred injuries or damages. Rideshare companies consider their drivers partners, or independent contractors, rather than employees. Generally, this is meant to limit their liability. However, some courts have viewed these companies, like Uber or Lyft, as employers, who have more control over their drivers than they claim….
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Seatback Failure Verdict Questions Federal Safety Standards

A Texas jury found Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, guilty of “gross negligence” for failing to warn consumers of potential seatback failures in a $242 million verdict. The case was in respect to a 2016 car crash, in which two young children suffered traumatic brain injuries when their parents’ Lexus was hit from behind. A seatback failure can occur…
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Colson Hicks Eidson and Bartlett Chen File Lawsuit Against Boeing on Behalf of Plane Crash Victim Aboard Lion Air Flight 610

Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama was killed in a plane crash shortly after takeoff from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Attorney Curtis Miner, a partner at Coral-Gables, Florida-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson and lead counsel for the plaintiff, today announced the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of one of the passengers on…
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Kecelakaan Penerbangan Lion Air Indonesia Sedang Diselidiki

Baru-baru ini, pesawat Boeing 737 mengalami kecelakaan di Laut Jawa setelah lepas landas dari Jakarta, Indonesia. Sayangnya, pihak otoritas menduga tidak ada penumpang yang selamat dari kecelakaan tersebut.  Media melaporkan bahwa pesawat jet tersebut meminta untuk kembali ke bandara setelah terbang sejauh 12 mil. Meskipun penyebab kecelakaan masih diselidiki, catatan teknis yang diperoleh BBC News menunjukkan bahwa instrumen pesawat untuk…
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