Category Archives: Press Releases Archive 2011

What happened in the legal world in 2011? Read our archive of press releases from personal injury attorneys.

Eight Colson Hicks Eidson Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2012 Guide

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2011) –The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is pleased to announce that eight of its partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession and highly-regarded as the ultimate guide to legal excellence. The Colson Hicks Eidson attorneys selected to the 2012 edition and their corresponding practice areas include: Dean C. Colson: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation. Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr: Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. Julie Braman Kane: Medical Malpractice Law. Roberto Martinez: Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. Curtis B. Miner: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar,…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Ford Motor Company

MIAMI (Sept. 2, 2011) – Leading Miami trial law firm Colson Hicks Eidson filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on August 26, 2011 on behalf of Plaintiff Eduardo Pezzi and similarly situated Florida class members against Defendant Ford Motor Company. The complaint alleges that Ford used defective spark plugs that were covered by Ford’s Technical Service Bulletin 08-7-6 in Ford F-150 trucks, Ford Mustangs, Ford Explorers, Ford Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators, Lincoln Mark LTs, and Mercury Mountaineers model years 2004 to 2008. According to the suit, the defective plugs break or snap during the removal process, leaving a substantial portion of the defective plug lodged in the cylinder head, substantially increasing the costs of changing spark plugs. Class members have been required to spend hundreds, and in many instances, thousands of dollars more than they should have to pay to remove…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane Elected As Parliamentarian Of World’s Largest Trial Bar

Appointment Continues Firm Tradition of Serving the Civil Justice System CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2011) – Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane has been elected as parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar, at the organization’s annual convention. Colson Hicks Eidson has a long history with the AAJ (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America); the firm’s co-founder, Bill Colson, served as president of the association from 1964-1965 and partner, Lewis “Mike” S. Eidson, served as president from 2006-2007. “I am honored to serve the AAJ as parliamentarian and grateful for the confidence the members have entrusted in me,” said Kane. “I look forward to continuing the firm’s tradition of protecting America’s civil justice system.” An active member of the AAJ for more than 15 years, Kane has served on the Board of Governors, the Justice PAC Board of…
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Banner Supply Co to Pay Approximately $55 Million to Florida Homeowners with Tainted Chinese Drywall

Preliminary Settlement to be approved by U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon Miami, Florida June 15, 2011 – It was announced today that a preliminary settlement has been reached between the family-owned Florida-based drywall suppliers, Banner Supply Company, Banner Supply Company Ft. Myers, LLC, Banner Supply Company Pompano, LLC, Banner Supply Company Tampa, LLC, Banner Supply Company Port St. Lucie, LLC, and Banner Supply International, LLC, (collectively “Banner”), their insurers, and a proposed class of homeowners whose homes were damaged by tainted Chinese drywall. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, which still must receive approval from U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon before it can be considered final, Banner’s four insurers, Chartis, FCCI Insurance Company, Hanover American Insurance Company and Maryland Casualty Company, will pay approximately $55 million to affected homeowners in Florida. In June of 2010, a Miami couple was awarded $2.5 million in damages in…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Patrick S. Montoya Presented “Representing Your Client in Federal Court” at National Business Institute Seminar

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 10, 2011) – Attorney Patrick S. Montoya, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, spoke at a National Business Institute Seminar on Wednesday, June 8 in Miami, and Thursday, June 9 in West Palm Beach. The National Business Institute is one of the largest providers of legal and professional education in the nation, serving over two million professionals. The seminar, “Representing Your Client in Federal Court”, was designed to prepare attorneys for the challenges they will face in federal court, including the critical rules and procedures that exist in the federal court system and top five important things to know to win a case in federal court. Montoya, a litigator with more than 10 years of experience, presented the topics of Learning and Following the Rules of Federal Court, Maintaining an Ethical Practice, and Going Techno, including e-filing, electronic discovery, and technology in…
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