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Daughter Files Wrongful Death and Negligence Lawsuit against Hollywood Hills Rehab Center after Parents Suffer in Wake of Hurricane Irma

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2017) — Attorney Curtis Miner, partner at the law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson, filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit today in the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County against Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC., a 152-bed nursing home facility located in Hollywood, Florida where the power operating the cooling systems failed in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The suit was filed on behalf of Margarita Navarro, the daughter of Miguel Antonio Franco and Cecilia Franco, residents of the Hollywood Hills nursing home and ultimately victims of the facility’s negligence. According to the lawsuit, as a result of the defendant’s negligence and failure to prepare adequately for Hurricane Irma, which impacted South Florida on Sunday, September 10, 2017, many of the elderly residents suffered for days in extreme heat and deplorable conditions, leading to the death of eleven of its residents to date,…
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The Law Firms of Arent Fox LLP and Colson Hicks Eidson Filed Lawsuits on Behalf of Braman Audi Dealerships against Volkswagen and Audi for Deceptive and Unlawful Business Practices

Allegations include Fraudulent Concealment, Civil RICO, Violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and Seeks Injunctive Relief against Audi CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2017) — The law firms of Arent Fox LLP and Colson Hicks Eidson filed lawsuits yesterday in West Palm Beach federal court on behalf of two Braman Audi dealerships – Braman Audi of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Prestige Audi in Lakewood, Colorado – against Defendants Volkswagen AG and other VW-affiliated companies, including Audi of America, Inc., Audi AG, and Volkswagen Credit, Inc. According to the first lawsuit, the certain VW defendants engineered a criminal conspiracy for over a decade to defraud its dealers, such as Braman, the American consumer, and state and federal regulators. The fraud involved selling Audi-brand “clean diesel” turbo-charged direct ignition vehicles (TDI) with a “defeat device” software engineered by the defendants to deceive emissions testers and regulators into believing…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Wins in Three Categories at Dade County Bar Association’s Legal Luminaries Gala

Peer-Reviewed Nominated & Selected Awards Program Honors Excellence in Practice CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 9, 2017) – Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson was recognized as the Top Boutique Law Firm by the Dade County Bar Association at its second annual Legal Luminaries Awards Gala. Additionally, Partner Patrick S. Montoya was honored as the Top Products Liability Attorney and Associate Latoya C. Brown was honored as the Top Attorney Under The Age of 40. The Dade County Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in Florida. The peer-reviewed Legal Luminaries awards program is designed to honor the top attorneys in Dade County as voted on by their peers. Registered attorneys throughout the state cast their votes to determine the winners and nominees in the respective categories. The Gala was held on July 26th at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, and is said to be the largest of its…
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Chambers USA Ranks Colson Hicks Eidson Among Top Litigation Firms in Florida

Premier Legal Guide Touts Firm’s ‘Deep Bench of Attorneys with Enormous Trial Experience’ and Ranks Five Partners in 2017 Edition  CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – Colson Hicks Eidson has once again earned top honors in commercial litigation, ranking Band 1, the highest recognition possible, in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, the world’s leading legal guide that ranks and reviews lawyers and law firms.  The firm is one of only five law firms in the state of Florida to receive the Band 1 designation. The widely-respected directory recognized Colson Hicks Eidson as “a premier practice for plaintiff representation, with a deep bench of attorneys with enormous trial experience” and noted the firm’s significant expertise in class-action matters, including personal injury and product liability cases, with additional strengths in professional malpractice and white-collar crime litigation. Sources commended the firm as “the dream team of plaintiffs’ lawyers” with one interviewee…
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Veterans Take Trustees to Court Over Missing Money from American Legion Post

Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Patrick S. Montoya Explains the Debate Florida veterans are seeking information in court about a $4 million trust allocated for the America Legion Post. They want answers from their financial advisers and trustees, who they claim have not been forthcoming about the location of the funds the veterans placed in a trust after a land sale in Miami. In this video from NBC 6, attorney Patrick S. Montoya of Colson Hicks Eidson comments on this legal battle.  

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Colson Hicks Eidson’s Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson Honored Among Emory School of Law Top 100 Graduates

Eidson Honored at Emory Law’s Centennial Gala where Former President Bill Clinton Delivered the Keynote Address CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 1, 2017) – Attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, president of Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was recently selected by Emory University School of Law as an Emory Law 100 Honoree. The honor, which was created in commemoration of the school’s 100th anniversary, is a special tribute to the Top 100 Emory Law School graduates that have made extraordinary contributions to the law school and the world at large. Emory University is consistently ranked among the top 25 law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Eidson was honored at the law school’s Centennial Gala celebration in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, April 29. The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, delivered a keynote address and Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed presented a proclamation. Former US   Senator…
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