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Uvalde Shooting Victim Families Sue Microsoft, Meta, and gun manufacturer

May 24, 2024

“Families of the victims of the 2022 elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, filed two lawsuits on Friday against Instagram’s parent company Meta, Activision Blizzard and its parent Microsoft and the gunmaker Daniel Defense, claiming they cooperated to market dangerous weapons to impressionable teens such as the Uvalde shooter.”

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Attorney Chris Mattei named one of America’s Top 200 Lawyers 2024 by Forbes Magazine

MARCH 29, 2024

“The inaugural list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers highlights the finest practitioners in the profession—lawyers with stellar track records in their specialties, those who have broken barriers to emerge as leaders in their fields, and attorneys most respected by peers and clients.”

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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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Victims Of Painful Fertility Treatment Speak Out On The TODAY Show

July 19, 2023

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.

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Recent Cases and News

A CT mom lost her only son. Why she claims the health system where she works is at fault. “When Drumm fell ill, at just 47, he checked himself into Hartford Hospital. But now, Kangas has sued the hospital, Starling Physicians, which practices there, and Dr. Michael Lawlor, whom she believes misdiagnosed Drumm’s endocarditis, leading to his wrongful death.” READ MORE

Stamford official claims Wilton eye surgeon permanently damaged his vision, blinded him Stamford’s CIO files a lawsuit after he alleges a routine eye surgery severely damaged his vision and shattered his hops to become a flight instructor in his retirement. READ MORE

Freedom Papers of Silvia Hector-Webber Brought To Light A public exhibit at the Briscoe Center for American History provide a glimpse into the story of Silvia Hector Webber’s journey to freedom.  It was made possible in part by the dedicated work of Josh Koskoff and the legal team at Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder. 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

Gun Cases

Uvalde Shooting Victim Families File Suit Against Texas DPS Officers “Relatives of 17 children killed and two kids injured in Texas’ deadliest school shooting are suing Texas Department of Public Safety officers who were among hundreds of law enforcement that waited 77 minutes to confront the gunman at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary….” READ MORE

Amid relentless school shootings, scrutiny extends beyond the shooter  John Koskoff provides insight into the growing trend of individuals and companies being held accountable in courts for their role in enabling mass shootings. READ MORE

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

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

 

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