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Six-Year-Old Boy Drowns to Death in Swimming Pool on Carnival Cruise Ship

On October 13, Carnival Cruise Lines stated that a 6-year-old boy drowned while at sea on board the Carnival Victory. Investigators say that a young boy from Winter Garden, Florida was in the pool with his 10-year-old brother when he unexpectedly went underwater and did not come back up. Passengers and bystanders jumped in to try and save the child, but it was too late. “They tried to resuscitate him, but as the fluid came out, they didn’t turn him to let it out,” said one witness to the drowning, a nursing student. “He choked on his own fluid, and they stayed there for at least 20 minutes trying to revive him.” The 6-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no lifeguards on duty at the time of the accident, as it is not Carnival’s policy to have lifeguards supervising their pools. The Miami-Dade Police Department is…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Helps Secure Million Dollar Jury Verdict for Famous Restaurant

Mr. Chow, famous for its celebrity clientele and upscale Chinese food, has emerged victorious in a federal lawsuit against a former employee who had opened a competing restaurant nearby the Mr. Chow locations in New York City, Miami Beach and Los Angeles.  A jury awarded the Mr. Chow restaurant in New York and owner Michael Chow over one million dollars in damages. The lawsuit alleged that the former employee changed his name from Chak Yam Chau to Philippe Chow Chau and used false and deceptive advertising about Chau’s former position with Mr. Chow.  In addition to the one million dollar victory for Michael Chow and his restaurants, the jury dismissed a counter-suit by the defendants alleging defamation. Florida lawyer Curtis B. Miner of Colson Hicks Eidson served as co-counsel for Michael Chow and the Mr. Chow restaurants in the commercial litigation.  Attorney Miner praised the lawsuit’s outcome alongside his client,…
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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 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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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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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane Receives Alumni Leadership Award from UM School of Law

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2010) –Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane was honored with the distinguished Alumni Leadership Award by the University of Miami Law Alumni Association at its annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception on Oct. 5 at the Sabadell United Center. The Alumni Leadership Award is given annually by the alumni association to attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their careers and serve as role models for the next generation. “I am extremely honored to have received this award,” said Kane. “I am grateful to have attended such a fine academic institution, and I rely daily on the foundation, skills, and knowledge the University of Miami School of Law provided me. I hope to continue to honor the law school through service to our community.” Kane is a ’93, cum laude, graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar…
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