Category Archives: Press Releases Archive 2002

Read press releases from our personal injury law firm in 2002.

$10.5 Million Dollar Settlement Reached In Wrongful Death Of Chicago Circuit Court Judge

CORAL GABLES, FL (May 20, 2002) — The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that a multi-million dollar settlement has been reached in the wrongful death case of prominent Illinois Circuit Court Judge Joan Marie Corboy, who died after being crushed by a sliding metal gate at the Le Parc Condominiums in Naples, Florida while vacationing with her family in 1999. The case was settled for $10.5 million, which is believed to be the largest wrongful death settlement in the history of Collier County, where Naples is located. Attorneys for the Corboy family were Joseph Kalbac, Dean Colson, Mike Eidson and Marc Cooper of Colson Hicks Eidson, P.A. The supervising judge for the Criminal Division of the 2nd Municipal District in Skokie, Illinois, Corboy died on January 6, at Naples Community Hospital. She had been in Naples since Christmas Eve with her husband, James R. Epstein, a trial…
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Suit Filed In Miami Against Ford And Firestone In The Death Of Argentine Pop Star

CORAL GABLES (May 6, 2002) — The law firms of Ness, Motley and Colson Hicks Eidson announced that they filed a lawsuit in Miami’s U.S. District Court, Southern Division, on behalf of the family of slain Argentine pop star Rodrigo Bueno against Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. in Rodrigo’s death two years ago. The pop music icon died on June 24, 2000 after his 1998 Ford Explorer rolled over. “To see the face of Rodrigo’s girlfriend and realize that their lives have been irreparably damaged as a result of the negligence of Ford and Firestone and knowing that this tragedy could have been prevented is very disturbing,” said Paul Hulsey of Ness and Motley, P.A., co-lead counsel on the case. During the tragic rollover, Rodrigo and his friend, Fernando Leon Olmedo, an Argentinean actor, were thrown from the Explorer and killed. Rodrigo’s girlfriend and two-year old son were also…
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U.S. Court Of Appeals Orders Miccosukee Indian Tribe To Pay $16 Million In Damages; Miami Law Firm Wins Judgment on Behalf of Plaintiffs

MIAMI (April 17, 2002) — Colson Hicks Eidson, P.A., a trial law firm in Coral Gables, today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has affirmed the order of trial judge Shelby Highsmith requiring the Miccosukee Indian Tribe to pay $16 million in damages to Tamiami Partners, Ltd., effectively ending a decade long battle between the Miccosukees and the company that built the bingo hall. Colson Hicks Eidson represented Tamiami Partners. The company entered into a contract with the tribe to build and operate the Miccosukee bingo facility. In 1993, the Miccosukees terminated the contract, ejected Tamiami Partners from the facility and took over operations. “This decade long litigation has come to an end,” said Dean Colson, partner, Colson Hicks Eidson. “We are pleased with the ruling. At every step, the court has found what the tribe did was wrong and they have recognized…
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