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The New York Times Magazine Feature Story

September 28, 2023

“The Lawyer Trying to Hold Gunmakers Responsible for Mass Shootings”

“Josh Koskoff’s legal victory against Remington has raised the possibility of a new form of gun control: lawsuits against the companies that make assault rifles.”

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$7.1 Million Awarded to Cooking Spray Burn Victim

November 1, 2023

“A jury in Illinois has ordered Chicago-based Conagra Brands to pay $7.1 million to a Pennsylvania woman who was badly injured in 2017 when a can of commercial brand cooking spray ignited in a kitchen at her workplace and set her aflame.”


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Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder wins national Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for $1.5B Alex Jones victory

JULY 18, 2023

Bridgeport-based law firm Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder won the Public Justice award for Trial Lawyer of the Year at the 41st annual Public Justice gala Monday night in Philadelphia for its nearly $1.5 billion victory against Alex Jones.

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Alex Jones Owes Nearly $1 Billion For Sandy Hook Lies, Connecticut Jury Rules

October 12, 2022

Alex Jones will owe families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting $965 million for promoting the lie that the massacre was a hoax. The six-member jury reached a unanimous verdict, awarding tens of millions of dollars to each of the 15 plaintiffs in the case.


Recent Cases and News

Victims Of Painful Fertility Treatment Speak Out On The TODAY Show A few of the women we represent in a case against Yale Fertility Clinic spoke about their painful surgical procedures on The TODAY Show. The trauma they endured on their path to motherhood will live with them forever, and we won’t stop until they receive justice. READ MORE

Jury awards $8.5 million after CT man dies of blood clot following surgery A jury ruled that a Connecticut surgical practice failed to diagnose and treat a blood clot in a man’s leg after a knee replacement, resulting in his wrongful death. Orthopaedic Sports Specialists of Glastonbury has been ordered to pay $8.5 million to the estate and widow of Peter Sobin, 61, who died in 2015 after developing a clot in his calf, his lawyer said. READ MORE

Jury Awards $6.8 Million To Connecticut Woman Who Sued Stepfather For Alleged Sexual Abuse A jury in federal court in Hartford awarded $6.8 million to a former Connecticut woman who sued her stepfather for years of alleged sexual abuse. READ MORE

CT settles psychiatric hospital abuse lawsuit for $9 million “Our goal in bringing these lawsuits was to hold abusers and state officials accountable for the torture of a profoundly vulnerable human being who depended upon them for treatment and care,” said Shehadi’s attorney, Antonio Ponvert III of the Bridgeport-based firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder. READ MORE

Wallingford Woman Who Lost 4 Limbs Sues Hospital, Claims Malpractice “At the time of her hospitalization, mom was making blankets for each of her grandchildren,” they said in the statement. “She will never be able to finish the last three, and she no longer has a wrist to wear the Apple Watch.” READ MORE

Lawsuit alleges Yale fertility clinic’s painkillers had been tampered with for years Thirty more women filed a lawsuit against a Yale clinic Monday alleging that their painkillers had been tampered with for years, resulting in agonizing fertility procedures, according to a Connecticut law firm. This brings the total number of plaintiffs to 59, according to the law firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder. READ MORE

Sandy Hook Families Achieve Historic Victory Holding Gunmaker Accountable For Role In School Massacre The families of five children and four adults killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School today announced a landmark victory in their long-running case against Remington, the company that made and marketed the AR-15 weapon used in the massacre. READ MORE

Connecticut judge orders Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay damages to families of Sandy Hook shooting victims in defamation lawsuits A Connecticut judge has ruled conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is responsible for all damages in the defamation lawsuits brought against him by the families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after his repeated claims that the Newtown massacre was a hoax. READ MORE

Judge dismisses charges against women arrested during Route 8 protest after George Floyd death A Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed the charges against two women arrested during a protest — sparked by the death of George Floyd last year — that shut down Route 8 for several hours. READ MORE

Antonio Ponvert Interviewed About Police Brutality LISTEN HERE

Family of man who committed suicide sues Waterbury Hospital The family of a man who committed suicide at Waterbury Hospital has filed suit against the hospital, its parent company and the doctors who treated him. READ MORE

Gun Cases

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Sandy Hook Victims’ Families Nearly $1 Billion Alex Jones and Infowars’ parent company, Free Speech Systems, must pay close to $1 billion to the family members of eight victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and an F.B.I. agent who responded to the scene of the 2012 massacre, which killed 20 first graders and six educators. READ MORE

Sandy Hook Parents Tie Years of Threats and Vitriol to Alex Jones For nearly a decade, Robbie and Alissa Parker stayed mum about the damage Alex Jones’s lies about their daughter Emilie’s death at Sandy Hook Elementary had done to their family.
This week they ended their silence in a Connecticut courtroom, delivering a wrenching and angry rebuke to Mr. Jones. READ MORE

Sandy Hook – Ralph Nader Radio Hour “In a live Zoom recording, Ralph welcomes attorney Josh Koskoff, who tells us how he won a groundbreaking 73 million dollars from Remington and other gun manufacturers on behalf of the families of the Sandy Hook mass school shooting.” LISTEN NOW

Statement from President Joe Biden on Sandy Hook Settlement “Today, the families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting have secured a historic settlement with the gun manufacturer Remington. While this settlement does not erase the pain of that tragic day, it does begin the necessary work of holding gun manufacturers accountable for manufacturing weapons of war and irresponsibly marketing these firearms. READ MORE

Sandy Hook Families Achieve Historic Victory Holding Gunmaker Accountable For Role In School Massacre The families of five children and four adults killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School today announced a landmark victory in their long-running case against Remington, the company that made and marketed the AR-15 weapon used in the massacre. READ MORE

Remington Subpoenas Report Cards of 5 Children Killed in Sandy Hook Shooting As part of a lawsuit defense, the company that made the guns used in the Sandy Hook shooting demanded the disciplinary and attendance records of dead children. READ MORE

Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Relatives to Sue Gun Maker The Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for relatives of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims to sue the Remington Arms Company, the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. READ MORE

Setting Sights on the AR-15: After Las Vegas Shooting, Lawyers Target Gun Companies For years, advocates of gun control have struggled to pierce a legal shield that protects firearms manufacturers from liability, even as gunmen in mass shootings have relied on their powerful wares to amplify the carnage of their attacks. READ MORE

Our People

Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder Founder Inducted Into American Association Of Justice Hall Of Fame Michael Koskoff, the founder of the firm behind landmark victories against Remington Arms and Alex Jones on behalf of families of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting, has been inducted into the AAJ’s hall of fame. READ MORE

Koskoff Attorney Jim Horwitz And Firm Honored For Historic Achievements In Civil Justice Atty. Jim Horwitz was honored this week by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers’ Association (CTLA) for his lifetime of achievements and contributions to civil justice in the State of Connecticut. READ MORE

Bridgeport Lawyer Named Board President Of Public Justice Foundation Preston C. Tisdale, a partner at the Bridgeport-based law firm of Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, has been named president-elect of the board of directors of the Public Justice Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. READ MORE

New Partners At Firms In Bridgeport And Stamford Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC in Bridgeport has named three new partners; Jeffrey Wisner, Douglas P. Morabito and Kelly Fitzpatrick. READ MORE

YMCA Awards Koskoff Attorney For Distinguished Volunteer Service Attorney Preston C. Tisdale, of Trumbull, a long-time advocate of civil justice, has been named this year’s recipient of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA H. Richard Brew Service Award. READ MORE

Koskoff Continues Litigation Team Expansion Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder announced the continued expansion of its litigation team with the addition of Atty. Colin Antaya, a strong advocate for obtaining justice for his clients and making the world a safer and better place for all. READ MORE


Koskoff’s Horwitz Joins American College of Trial Lawyers Membership in the college, by invitation only, is afforded to lawyers with at least 15 years of experience and may not exceed 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. READ MORE


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