News And Announcements

SPECIAL WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, CTKP offices will likely be closed on Friday, September 8th with an anticipated resumption of business on Monday, September 11th.  News regarding this hurricane is changing quickly, so if a hurricane warning is issued for Ft. Lauderdale later today or tomorrow (6th and 7th September), then we will close our offices […]

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 […]

Continuing Insurance / Legal Education Workshop – Omaha 11/5/2016

Attorneys Bruce Trybus, Warren Kwavnick, Sterling McMahan and Chris Brown addressed topics on Pre- and Post-litigation tools for defending first-party property damage claims Securing Evidence in slip/trip cases in commercial establishments Early evaluation of “Negligent” security claims Claims handling processes / procedures to avoid bad faith Pros and Cons of Proposals for Settlement

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 […]