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Colson Hicks Eidson and DiCello Levitt & Casey File Class Action Lawsuit Against Miami-Based Monat Global Corp for Fraudulent & Deceptive Practices

All-Women Litigation Team Seeks to Hold Hair Company Accountable for Preying on Women’s Self-Esteem and Natural Desire for Longer, Thicker Hair CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 8, 2018) — Attorneys Julie Braman Kane and Lindsey Lazopoulos Friedman of Coral Gables-based Colson Hicks Eidson and Amy Keller of Chicago-based DiCello Levitt & Casey have filed a class action lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida against Miami-based Monat Global Corp. for fraudulent and deceptive practices in connection with the sale of its Monat Hair Care Products (“Monat Products”). The suit was filed on behalf of Sue Hoffpauir and a proposed class of similarly-situated purchasers of Monat Products. Hoffpauir purchased the Monat Products because of the company’s representation that the products would encourage hair growth and produce longer, healthier hair; however after using the products, her hair started thinning considerably and became brittle. Essentially, she suffered hair loss, hair damage, scalp irritation and…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Patrick S. Montoya Speaks at IP Utility Fleet Safety Conference & Expo

Montoya Provides Insight on the Various Liability and Safety Risks Associated with Semi-Autonomous Capabilities CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 8, 2018) – Attorney Patrick S. Montoya, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, recently presented at the spring 2018 IP Utility Fleet Safety Conference & Expo in Loveland, Colorado on the trending topic of autonomous vehicles, increased technology in vehicles, and the various liability and safety risks associated with semi-autonomous capabilities. Montoya’s presentation focused primarily on the popularity of technological advancements and driving aids such as backup cameras, blind spot detectors and automatic braking devices. The audience at the conference consisted mainly of utility fleet managers concerned about the safety of their workers and exposure to liability with driver incidents and accidents. Montoya emphasized that as drivers become more reliant on technology, they become more complacent and driver incidents are on the rise. Montoya also demonstrated that despite…
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***Vote Patrick Montoya for Florida Bar Board of Governors***

Colson Hicks Eidson partner Patrick Montoya is currently in a runoff election for The Florida Bar Board of Governors race in Miami-Dade. A dedicated trial lawyer, Montoya enjoys a tremendous track record of success in the courtroom and is actively involved in the community and the bar. He has won numerous awards for his professional acumen, volunteerism, and dedication to fighting gender equality in the legal profession. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Theodore Klein Award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) for his steadfast dedication to supporting women’s issues and advancement. “I feel very fortunate to work in the field of law and want to give back to a profession that has given so much to me,” said Montoya. “Professionalism and ethics are very important to me and I look forward to the opportunity to serve The Florida Bar, its members, Miami-Dade County, and the citizens of…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Curtis Miner Inducted into The American College of Trial Lawyers

Miner Joins Elite Group of Trial Lawyers in North America to be Selected for the Invitation Only Fellowship CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – Attorney Curtis Miner, a partner at the Coral Gables-based trial law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was recently inducted into the preeminent American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Miner was recognized at the organization’s 2018 spring meeting in Phoenix, Arizona where The College welcomed 95 new Fellows, including four from Florida. Founded in 1950, the College recognizes the very best of the courtroom bar and is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. Each Fellow is thoroughly vetted and membership is granted only to those that have distinguished themselves in their trial practice for at least 15 years and maintained the highest standards…
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Attorneys Latoya Brown and Patrick Montoya Emcee Together We Rise Celebration

Colson Hicks Eidson Attorneys Lead Dade County Bar Association’s Second Annual Black History Month Celebration Colson Hicks Eidson attorneys Latoya Brown and Patrick Montoya served as chairpersons and emcees of the Dade County Bar Association’s Second Annual Black History Month Celebration, Together We Rise. Additionally, Colson Hicks Eidson was a proud supporter and sponsor of the Celebration. The Celebration recognizes outstanding leaders in our legal community who have made a lasting difference in furthering the cause of minorities, and who serve as vital role models and mentors. The ceremony honored three distinguished members of the Florida Bar who have made significant contributions to our community. Three Awards Presented at Together We Rise Celebration Attorney Don L. Horn received the Icon Award. Don has been a practicing attorney for more than thirty years. He currently serves this community as Chief Assistant State Attorney for Administration at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. He was the…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Mike Eidson Selected One of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers

Eidson Recognized Among Nation’s Elite by Trial Lawyer Magazine CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2018) – The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is pleased to announce that partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson has been selected as one of America’s 50 Most Influential Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine, the official magazine of The National Trial Lawyers organization. The selection places Eidson on The RoundTable, an elite group of the country’s top civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys. Each year, The Trial Lawyer magazine identifies a select group of trial lawyers who have met the challenges of the legal profession and achieved extraordinary success in the courtroom. Honorees are nominated by the magazine’s readership, and evaluations are based on the attorney’s professional achievements, trial results, and ability to affect change in the legal community. Eidson will be honored at The National Trial Lawyers Award Luncheon on February 5th at the…
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