Category Archives: Press Releases Archive 2000

Our personal injury lawyers share their press releases from 2000.

Mike Eidson Named Co-Lead Counsel in Firestone Ford MDL

Prominent Miami Trial Attorney Mike Eidson Named Co-Lead Counsel In Firestone/Ford Federal Multi-District Litigation Coral Gables (November 27, 2000) — Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Mike Eidson, a partner in the law firm, has been appointed co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases in the Firestone/Ford Federal Multi-District litigation now pending before United States District Court Judge Sarah Barker in Indianapolis, Indiana. “I am pleased to be able to work with the other lawyers in the United States and abroad to discover the reasons for the hundreds of tragic accidents caused by the failure of Firestone tires and the rollovers of Ford Explorers equipped with them,” stated Eidson, who was unanimously selected by his fellow attorneys and appointed by Judge Barker. All of the national class actions claiming commercial losses and personal injury/wrongful death cases pending in federal courts around the country arising from defective…
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Another Death As a Result of Firestone ATX and Ford Explorer

CORAL GABLES (September 15, 2000) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced it filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of Silvia Bisbal Santana, the widow of twenty-seven-year-old Jose M. Santana, against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and Ford Motor Company for the death of her husband, who died when the left rear Firestone ATX tire tread separated on his 1996 Ford Explorer XLT causing the vehicle to roll over killing him instantly. “As the number of fatalities associated with Firestone tire tread separation in the U.S. now increases to 89, outrage and sadness are the first two things that come to mind,” stated Mike Eidson, partner at Colson Hicks Eidson and attorney for the families of many victims who recently lost their lives due to faulty Firestone tires and who also litigated Firestone 500 tire cases in the late seventies. “To see the faces of these young widows with their…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Moves Into Its Own Signature Building in Coral Gables

CORAL GABLES (August 14, 2000) — One of South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious trial law firms, Colson Hicks Eidson, announced that after 35 years in downtown Miami, it has moved into its new Coral Gables office building located at 255 Aragon. Instead of creating a high-rise office building, the partners at Colson Hicks Eidson opted to restore the 1927 clinic of Arthur Weiland, one of Coral Gables’ pioneer medical doctors, which will be occupied by Books & Books, and build a new three-story office building to stand along side the clinic. The firm’s new building was designed by Coral Gables architect Raul Rodriguez to complement the Mediterranean architectural style of the restored clinic, which is now listed in the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places. “After years of enjoying practicing in Downtown Miami, we decided to move our practice to Coral Gables,” stated Dean Colson, partner at Colson Hicks…
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Suit Filed Against Firestone and Ford in Death of Assistant Miami City Attorney

CORAL GABLES (August 10, 2000) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that it filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of Emma Pupo Fernandez, the widow of assistant Miami City Attorney Jose Amador Fernandez, against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., Ford Motor Co. and Midway Ford for the death of her husband and child, who were killed as a result of an automobile crash caused when the family’s 1994 Ford Explorer’s left rear tire tread separated on the Florida Turnpike. “This was a fine upstanding citizen whose life and that of his newborn child were cut short by this incident,” stated Mike Eidson, partner at Colson Hicks Eidson. “Emma lost her husband and child, and Carolina lost her father and sister, because of a defective Firestone ATX tire.” The Fernandez family was traveling on Florida Turnpike South, returning from a trip to Walt Disney World on May 23, 1999. When…
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Mike Eidson Installed as Chairman of Aviation Section of Trial Lawyers of America

CORAL GABLES (August 8, 2000) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Mike Eidson, senior partner at the firm, was installed as Chairman of the Aviation of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) at the national convention in Chicago, IL. Aside from being installed as Chairman of the Aviation Section, Eidson was elected to ATLA’s Executive Committee. “It is an honor to be elected Chairman not only because of what ATLA stands for but also because of the professional caliber of its members,” said Eidson, a member of ATLA for 26 years. “I welcome the opportunity to share my years of experience in the field with all members and look forward to providing leadership in the Aviation Section.” In addition to serving as member of the Board of Governors of ATLA for almost 10 years, Eidson is currently a member of the Organization and…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Adds Appellate Practice Section

MIAMI (July 22, 2000) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Marc Cooper and Maureen E. Lefebvre, both formerly with Cooper & Wolfe, P.A., have joined the thirty-year-old Miami law firm and will form the firm’s new appellate practice section. “We wanted to develop an in-house appellate practice section because the amount of appellate work we have handled recently has grown to such a large extent,” stated Mike Eidson, partner at Colson Hicks Eidson. “Marc, Maureen and Barbara will handle appeals and assist counsel at the trial level in personal injury and commercial litigation,” added Dean Colson, partner at Colson Hicks Eidson. “They bring many years of experience in the field and we are excited to have them as part of our team.” Cooper was a principal in Cooper & Wolfe, which has for 25 years specialized in appellate practice and litigation support in state and…
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