Follow the links below to read news reports about cases handled by the Connecticut lawyers at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC.
|Sexual Assault Lawsuit filed Against New Haven Rabbi||05/03/2016|
|Psychiatric Nurse Held Liable As Patient's Suicide Results in $12 Million Verdict||04/26/2016|
|Conn. Judge Allows Newtown Lawsuit Against Gun Maker to Move Forward||04/14/2016|
|Attorney Ponvert inducted into International Academy of Trial Lawyers||04/11/2016|
|Connecticut Lawyer Writes of an Old Wrong||03/04/2016|
|Attorney Michael Koskoff interviewed about new Thurgood Marshall movie||01/21/2016|
|Federal Court Hands Sandy Hook Families First Victory||10/01/2015|
|Prosecutor Who Handled Rowland Case to Join High-Profile Firm||09/02/2015|
|Tisdale named to Board of the Public Justice Foundation||08/03/2015|
|Wallingford Man Gets $4.2 Million in Medical Malpractice Case||07/02/2015|
|Jury Awards $3 Million In Medical Malpractice Case||06/26/2015|
|Jury Awards Mother $4.25 Million for Anesthesia Needle Injury||05/06/2015|
|Family in Legal Battle With Clinic After Man's Death||04/15/2015|
|Suit Filed on Behalf of Man who Died During Surgery at Surgical Center||04/14/2015|
|Attorney Antonio Ponvert interviewed about Hotchkiss School Sexual Abuse Case||02/05/2015|
|Sexual Abuse Case Filed Against The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT||02/05/2015|
|Koskoff Attorney Antonio Ponvert Files Second Sexual Abuse Suit Against Indian Mountain School||02/02/2015|
|$25M sex assault suit filed against hospital||01/21/2015|
|Koskoff Attorney Preston Tisdale Profiled by Public Justice Foundation||01/07/2015|
|Sandy Hook Families Complaint||12/17/2014|
|Attorney Carey Reilly on Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitations||12/02/2014|
|Attorney Sean McElligott named Rising Trial Lawyer in Personal Injury Hall of Fame||11/06/2014|
|Attorney Antonio Ponvert III Receives Pro Bono Award||10/24/2014|
|Lawsuits Allege Sex Abuse, Cover-Up at Private School||10/23/2014|
|Attorney Antonio Ponvert Interviewed about CT Sex Abuse Case||10/16/2014|
|Attorney Antonio Ponvert files suit against Lakeville’s Indian Mountain School for sexual assaults in 1980s||10/15/2014|
|Attorney Sean McElligott honored by Connecticut Law Tribune||10/06/2014|
|Mistakes by Lifeguard, Club Led to $12 Million Drowning Verdict||09/25/2014|
|Koskoff Attorney Kathleen Nastri Interviewed About Drowning Case (mp3)||09/22/2014|
|Club Hit With $12.5 Million Verdict After Young Girl Drowns in Pool||09/22/2014|
|Attorney Bill Bloss representing wrongfully imprisoned man to determine compensation||07/31/2014|
|Ex-Bluefish catcher awarded $940K in bat attack||07/30/2014|
|Connecticut Supreme Court Affirms Rights of Same Sex Couple||07/21/2014|
|Connecticut court affirms pre-gay marriage rights||07/16/2014|
|Attorney Jim Horwitz on Hospital Errors and Hospital Safety||06/24/2014|
|Michael Koskoff - The lawyer as instrument for social change||06/16/2014|
|Koskoff Attorney Receives Important Decision on Municipal Liability||06/12/2014|
|Jury Awards $12 Million This Afternoon To Danbury Hospital Patient||05/30/2014|
|Koskoff Attorney Antonio Ponvert Interviewed about Police Brutality||05/28/2014|
|Koskoff Attorney to Join Internet Piracy Case||04/17/2014|
|Koskoff Attorney Settles Police Abuse Case with City of Stamford||04/11/2014|
|Jackson Trial Looks at Pressure Put On Murray||12/03/2013|
|Jose Offerman, Ex-Long Island Ducks Player And MLBer, Missing Amid Attack Lawsuit||11/11/2013|
|Koskoff Attorney Bill Bloss Interviewed about the Skakel Trial||11/07/2013|
|$9.3 million jury verdict against Bridgeport Hospital||10/25/2013|
|Connecticut Lawyer Calls Michael Jackson Trial 'Dramatic'||09/06/2013|
|Crash Victim Gets Back on the Train||09/06/2013|
|Injured Train Passengers Seek Damages||09/05/2013|
|Local Atty. Elected AAJ Treasurer||07/24/2013|
|Conn. experts in Michael Jackson death trial||07/03/2013|
|Koskoff Lawyers Handling Part of Michael Jackson Family Lawsuit||04/26/2013|
|Koskoff Attorney Sean McElligott interviewed about $6.5 million verdict against Danbury Hospital||04/09/2013|
|$6.5 million verdict against Danbury Hospital||04/08/2013|
|Koskoff Attorney Antonio Ponvert Interviewed about $41.75 million Personal Injury Verdict||04/02/2013|
|Tick Bite Leads To $41.7 Million Verdict||03/29/2013|
|Conn. student disabled on school trip wins $41.7M||03/27/2013|
|Koskoff attorney Craig Smith interviewed about Darien fallen tree case and personal injury lawsuits||02/28/2013|
|Attorney Josh Koskoff interviewed about suicide and suicide prevention on WATR||02/12/2013|
|March of Dimes Announces 2012 Elm City Legends Class||10/03/2012|
|Attorney Kathleen Nastri was interviewed on WICC radio regarding her client that drowned||09/13/2012|
|A mother feels outrage Parent objects to girl's death being used to explain theft||09/05/2012|
|Area lawyer leading plaintiff's Inner Circle||08/13/2012|
|Heart Surgeon's Spycams Lead To $2 Million Verdict||06/27/2012|
|New Haven women injured when she fell off the operating table. Listen to our story on WCBS radio||05/25/2012|
|Woman sues hospital over fall off operating table||05/22/2012|
| Silent Witnesses, New Insights, 'Black box' recorders in cars provide evidence in PI lawsuits |
Bill Bloss interviewed by the Connecticut Law Tribune, on Monday, May 14, 2012.
| Joshua Koskoff has been named a fellow of the International Society of Barristers |
On May 7th, 2012, Joshua Koskoff has been named by the Fairfield County Business Journal
|Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder attorney Bill Bloss intereviewed on WVIT-NBC on exonerated inmate case||04/02/2012|
| An $8 Million Man? |
Kenneth Ireland and his attorney, Wiliam Bloss, will take their wrongful imprisonment claim for $8 million to a hearing before the state claims commissioner.
| Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder attorney Sean McElligott named to Freedom of Information Commission |
Connecticut Speaker of the House Chris Donovan has appointed a Bridgeport attorney to the state's Freedom of Information Commission.
|Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder attorney Bill Bloss interviewed on WICC about the Supreme Court decision on Bridgeport public education|
| Minorities suffer from lack of access, quality medical care |
Op Ed article written by attorney Christopher Bernard
| e-Tips and Traps: Is Connecticut ready for new e-discovery rules? |
Connecticut state courts leap into the modern world on Jan. 2, 2012 with the implementation of new electronic discovery rules.
In theory, this will make it easier for victims of medical malpractice or corporate wrongdoing to secure "smoking gun" evidence. As with any cases, a lot will depend on the competence of judges and litigators. Still more critical in this rapidly-evolving arena could be the experts hired by opposing parties to either ferret out hidden evidence or demonstrate good faith in the evidence production.
| Tuesday is Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder in the City of Bridgeport |
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch recognized one of the city's and the state's most prestigious law firms with the stroke of a pen. The occasion was the 75th anniversary of Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, whose main offices are located at 350 Fairfield Avenue in downtown Bridgeport.
| Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder Day in Bridgeport, CT |
In honor of the firm's 75th anniversary, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch proclaims December 13th "Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder Day" in the city of Bridgeport. The proclamation reads, in part, "today we celebrate Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder for its inspired dedication in representing those in our society whose rights have been violated or those who have been catastrophically injured." In attendance at the special ceremony were leaders from many non-profit organizations that the firm has supported over the years, in keeping with its philosophy of giving back to the community.
|Koskoff to Represent Family of Michael Jackson |
The children and mother of pop star Michael Jackson have reached out to a Bridgeport lawyer for help in their wrongful death lawsuit against the late singer's concert promoter.
|Court Ruling Strengthens Insurance Safety Net |
Earlier this month, he won a state Supreme Court case that improved his clients' chances of recovering from the state's insurer of last resort.
|Koskoff Attorneys Spoke About $58 Million Verdict in Cerebral Palsy Case |
Koskoff Attorneys Jim Horwitz and Kathleen Nastri spoke last week at the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association College of Evidence seminar
|Richard Bieder interviewed on WICC |
Koskoff Attorney Richard Bieder interviewed on WICC about Trial Lawyers Care and the 10th anniversary of 9/11
|Koskoff Attorney Craig Smith Settles Hand Injury Case |
After five years of litigation, attorney Craig Smith of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder has been able to resolve a case on behalf of a client for approximately $2 million on the first scheduled day of trial. The manufacturer agreed to a settlement for injuries sustained by KKB client while she was using the manufacturer's product. The terms of the resolution and circumstance, as well as the parties' identities must remain confidential as part of the settlement agreement. The injury, however, involved a crushed hand that resulted in nerve damage. The client became unable to use the injured hand and underwent extensive treatment and several surgeries to try to repair it; however, her hand ultimately remained permanently disfigured. In a statement after the settlement, attorney Smith said "I am glad that we were able to resolve the case for the client, who has suffered immeasurably from this injury for too long. You don't realize how devastating a hand injury can be until you see the impact on a person's daily life. Having a painful hand can be even worse at times than having lost a hand because of the chronic pain component that just never goes away. We are happy that we have been able to play a role in bringing some justice to this client and, hopefully, some closure."
|Couple sues Stamford police in alleged assault |
A Bridgeport attorney representing two Norwalk couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the City of Stamford and the Stamford Police Department claiming his clients were brutalized by a rogue officer in June 2009.
|Woman at center of 2009 police brutality complaint sues city, police officer |
A Norwalk woman whose allegations of police brutality sparked scrutiny of civilian complaint policies at the Stamford Police Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the city and the officer who punched her two years ago.
|Koskoff attorney Bill Bloss interviewed about Casey Anthony Verdict |
Bill Bloss speaks on WICC AM about the recent Casey Anthony trial and verdict.
|V.A. Settles "Exploding Eyeball" Case |
The Veteran's Administration has settled a medical malpractice case for $925,000 because a man's eyeball "literally exploded" during a routine outpatient...
|Attorney Horwitz interviewed on WICC |
Attorney Jim Horwitz speaks about the Daniel D'Attilo malpractice case and the $58 million award.
|Attorney Nastri interviewed on WATR |
Attorney Kathleen Nastri speaks about the Daniel D'Attilo malpractice case and the $58 million award.
|A $58 Million Delivery |
The judge seemed to be studying the verdict form for an interminable amount of time. After weeks of testimony in an emotional and hard-fought malpractice...
|In Medical Malpractice Case, Jury Awards Record $58.6 Million |
A Norwalk couple was awarded $58.6 million Wednesday, a record for a single incident of medical malpractice in Connecticut, in a case involving an...
|Family Awarded $58 Million In Record-Breaking Pregnancy Malpractice SuitIn what is being called the largest medical malpractice verdict in state history, two Connecticut parents have been awarded $58 million on behalf of their...||Medical Malpractice||05/26/2011|
|Jury awards $58 million to Norwalk couple in baby case, the largest verdict in state history |
Something went terribly wrong when Danny D'Attilo was born on Feb. 2, 2003. The problems were immediately evident -- Danny appeared pale, he was limp, unable...
|$58 Million Medical Malpractice Award |
WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports on the D'Attilo case.
|$58 Million Medical Malpractice Award |
A News 8 report on the D'Attilo malpractice award, including comments by the D'Attilo family and Attorney Kathleen Nastri.
|Attorneys say jury awards $58 million in medical malpractice involving pregnancy |
A jury awarded a Connecticut couple $58 million Wednesday after their baby was born with severe injuries in what the couple's attorneys called the largest...
|Jury awards $58M malpractice suit against doctor |
A Waterbury jury has awarded a Norwalk child and his parents $58 million in a malpractice suit against a Stamford surgeon and his practice. The case, filed...
|Medical Malpractice Case Nets $58 Million Verdict |
Three years after the same case resulted in a hung jury, a second Waterbury jury returned a $58 million verdict against a local gynecologist, Richard...
|$58 Million Medical Malpractice Award |
A FOX CT report on the D'Attilo malpractice award, including comments by the D'Attilo family and Attorney Kathleen Nastri.
|Anesthesia Choice leads to $10.5 Million Verdict |
Karla Rosa, et al v. Anesthesia Associates of New London, et al.: When 39-year old Karla Rosa was admitted to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London...
|Jury awards $10M to Ohio woman put in coma |
A woman who went into a coma during what was supposed to be routine surgery was awarded $10.5 million by a Connecticut jury. Karla Rosa, 44, of Logan, Ohio...
|Former Groton woman gets $10.5 million medical malpractice judgment |
A jury on Thursday awarded $10.5 million to a former Groton resident who said she was left with permanent debilitating injuries resulting from improperly...
|Authorities review state police report in I-95 double-fatal |
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are reviewing a long-awaited State Police report into the accident that killed two men changing a tire along an Interstate...
|Koskoff attorney Antonio Ponvert wins $1.2 million plus interest in accident suit |
DANBURY -- Dennis Janson of Ridgefield, an acoustic engineer, studio designer and architect, won $1.5 million in a personal injury case Friday -- primarily...
|Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder has become one of Connecticut's most successful law firms |
Seventy-five years ago, a young lawyer named Ted Koskoff, figured out a unique way to build a practice: Get other lawyers to give him clients. Today, the...
|Bridgeport to conduct firefighter examination this summer |
The city plans to conduct an entry-level firefighter examination this summer. For the first time in the city's history, the examination process will require...
|Attorney Nastri Reaches Settlement in Wrongful Death Case |
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder attorney Kathleen Nastri has settled a case with Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, after alleging that they failed to...
|L&M settles flesh-eating bacteria death lawsuit |
The Day newspaper reports that Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder attorney Kathleen Nastri has settled a case with Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, after...
|Families get last-minute Christmas help |
George Johnson, 11, looked at the long table covered with toys. He reached for a "Star Wars" light saber for himself, and then searched through the piles...
|After three decades, city regains full control of police force |
Moments after the official swearing-in of the city's new police chief Monday afternoon, Mayor Bill Finch grabbed Joseph Gaudett Jr. by the shoulder. "He's...
|Decades-Old Discrimination Lawsuit Wraps Up |
What's believed to be the longest-running race discrimination case in the history of the United States has come to an end. The lawsuit filed 32 years ago by...
|Antonio Ponvert discusses Bridgeport PD discrimination case |
A federal judge has ended nearly three decades of government oversight of the Bridgeport police department. The policy was brought on by a racial...
|Atty. Antonio Ponvert talks about the recent smokeless tobacco settlement |
Antonio Ponvert speaks on WICC AM radio about the recent $5 million settlement against a smokeless tobacco company.
|Smokeless-Tobacco Maker Settles Suit |
The nation's largest smokeless tobacco company agreed to settle for $5 million a lawsuit brought by the family of a decades-long user who died of mouth...
|NPR Reports on Chewing Tobacco Settlement |
NPR reporter Jeff Cohen talks about the recent $5 million settlement against a smokeless tobacco company. Attorney Antonio Ponvert III speaks about the case.
|1st chewing tobacco deal reached |
A smokeless tobacco company has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man who died of mouth cancer in what the family's attorney and an expert called...
|Chewing Tobacco Company Agrees to Pay $5 Million Settlement To Cancer Victim's Family |
The manufacturer of Skoal and Copenhagen chewing tobacco has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a North Carolina man who died of cancer in what is...
|Federal Regulations Don't Block State Lawsuits |
In Wyeth, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that implied federal preemption does not apply to every case in which the federal government promulgates a...
|'Good Faith' Statute Can Lead To Bad Results |
A medical malpractice lawsuit that lacks merit is a disaster for all concerned parties. Health care providers who are sued are forced to deal with...
|Atty. Bill Bloss discusses Connecticut elections |
Attorney Bill Bloss was interviewed on the WICC Coffee Break Chat show about the voting problems in Bridgeport in the recent elections.
|Mayor Finch Taps Three Professionals To Assess Election Procedures |
Mayor Bill Finch today named three business community members to an informal, bipartisan panel which will assess election procedures and make recommendations...
|Brain Injury Association of CT Honors Bridgeport Law Firm |
A local law firm was honored for its contributions to a leading charitable organization, the firm announced today. Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder received the...
|Atty. Bloss interviewed on Connecticut Newsmakers |
Attorney Bill Bloss appeared on the program "Connecticut Newsmakers" with Tom Monahan to discuss the Middletown power plant explosion case.
|Paralyzed man sues Seymour bar for DUI injuries |
A Stratford man, permanently paralyzed after being struck by a drunk driver on Route 8 last year, filed a lawsuit Friday against the Seymour bar where the...
|Automobile Negligence, Personal Injury||09/03/2010|
|Lawsuit filed in Trumbull DUI crash |
A 23-year-old Stratford man, permanently paralyzed as a result of a Route 8 accident in September 2009, Friday filed suit against The Lakehouse Bar & Grill...
|Automobile Negligence, Personal Injury||09/03/2010|
|Atty. Chris Bernard joins Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board |
Atty. Chris Bernard has been named to the Editorial Board of the Connecticut Law Tribune, a publication that is distributed to over 3,000 attorneys, law...
|River Vale worker injured in Ct. power plant explosion files $6M lawsuit |
A 52-year-old River Vale worker injured in an explosion at a Connecticut power plant filed a $6 million lawsuit in federal court today alleging proper...