Led by partner Deborah J. Gander, the firm in 2005 obtained $60.9 million in injury compensation, the largest amount ever awarded in a Federal Tort Claims Act case in the country. Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez found the Obstetrics Clinic in Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, liable for medical negligence in the delivery of a brain-injured baby.
Our class action team achieved a $100 million settlement from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national funeral company, and its subsidiary, Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The case alleged that the companies buried families in the wrong graves, and the company agreed to compensate for the families’ grievances and provide in-kind services.
Is the Sig Sauer P320 Defective?Three law enforcement officers have reportedly suffered gunshot wounds after using Sig Sauer P320 handguns. The officers were injured after dropping or rattling the weapons. In the past several months, national media outlets have reported on a defect found in these firearms. Sig Sauer has been heavily criticized for its lackluster response to ...
Did Unregistered Brokers Sell Woodbridge Securities to Florida Residents?It happened over the radio, over the internet, in TV ads and in retirement classes at a Florida university. “Safe and secure” investments were doled out to unsuspecting investors looking to make a steady return, but those securities were fraudulent. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten involved, and many Floridians ...
Why Is the FDA Recalling Valsartan Products from Drug Stores?Do you take medication to treat high blood pressure or heart failure? If so, then you need to know about the latest recall from the FDA. Some pharmaceuticals containing the active ingredient valsartan are being recalled due to impurities found by the FDA. That means if you are taking a medicine containing this ingredient, you need to call your ...
Our Florida Appeal Attorney Explains the Appeals Process
Appeals may allow an unsuccessful party to have a case revisited by a higher court, but losing a court case does not automatically grant the party the right of appeal. Listen to appeal attorney Maureen Lefebvre clarify appellate law and the process of convincing a court to revisit legal claims in this video. If you would like to discuss the appeals process with our nationally recognized personal injury law firm near Miami, or if you would like to discuss another legal matter, call Colson Hicks Eidson at (305) 476-7400 or fill out our convenient online case review form for a free consultation.
There are generally legal arguments that have to do with evidence and terms of whether or not evidence was improperly admitted, whether or not there was support for the evidence, but it’s primarily legal arguments. The appellate court will decide whether or not there were mistakes made at trial and whether or not those mistakes were sufficiently harmful that you are entitled to a new trial or not. That’s basically what appellate work involves. A lot of legal issues are resolved at the trial level before you ever get to the appellate court. A lot of appellate work is legal issues that’s not just done at the appellate level, it has to be set up at the trial level before you ever get to an appellate court.
It is not often that the losing party in a legal battle is granted the automatic right to appeal. In this video, Colson Hicks Eidson appeals attorney Maureen Lefebvre discusses appellate law, the requirements for a case to reach the appellate courts as well as the process of convincing the courts to allow an appeal.
If you have any questions about the appeals process, or whether you might be able to appeal your own case, contact our appellate attorneys at (305) 476-7400 or online at http://www.colson.com/.
Colson Hick Eidson
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Coral Gables, FL 33134
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(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.