News And Announcements

New Partner, Steven Osher, joins CTKP

Effective 1/29/2018 Steven Osher, formerly of Petruccelli & Osher,  joined our firm as a partner.  Steve graduated from the University of Florida with honors and brings significant across-the-board Medical Malpractice experience and a proven track record of success in the Personal Injury / Premises Liability and Health Law cases which will be invaluable in meeting our […]

Finding The Best Resolution To Homeowners’ Claims

This webinar was written and presented by Sterling McMahan to members of the FDLA on 6/20/2017.  

Florida Bar News – PI Opinions by Bruce Trybus

The attached article was written after reading the Supreme Court’s response to a Third District Court of Appeal case regarding treating physicians in PI cases.

Call Me Maybe: Punitive Damages in Cases Arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Use

This article, written by Kelly A. Lenahan and Matthew R. Wendler, was originally published in the Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2017 (volume 36,#3). To date, they are few appellate decisions providing guidance as to when the use of a cell phone or other electronic device while driving will give rise to punitive damages. In this […]

Dismissals For Fraud On The Court by Kelly Lenahan

As a general rule, defendants who suspect a plaintiff is misstating the extent of his or her injuries have to attack the plaintiff’s credibility at trial.  A recent decision from the Fifth District Court of Appeal, however, suggests that dismissal of an action can be an appropriate remedy when surveillance directly contradicts the plaintiff’s claim […]

New Supeme Court case on exculpatory clauses

A contract says what it means and means what it says—with respect to exculpatory contracts, at least. Indeed, in Sanislo v. Give Kids the World, Inc., 2015 WL 569119 (Fla. 2015), the Florida Supreme Court had before it the issue of whether the plaintiffs were barred from recovering under a negligence theory in a personal-injury […]