In The News – 2011

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.
Connecticut Attorney to Represent Michael Jackson’s Family
BRIDGEPORT, December, 2011 — Michael Koskoff, a partner in the Connecticut-based law firm Koskoff , Koskoff & Bieder, has joined the legal team bringing a wrongful death case civil suit for the family of Michael Jackson. The suit is against entertainment giant Anschutz Entertainment Group and its concert promotion subsidiary, AEG Live, for the death of the pop icon.
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
KK&B Attorney Michael Koskoff has been elected as President of the Inner Circle of Advocates
Conn. Attorney Elected President Of Top Legal Group
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.”
Product Liability 07/13/2011
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.
Civil Rights 07/13/2011
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.
Medical Malpractice 07/13/2011
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 $925,000 Settlement Announced
BRIDGEPORT, June 27, 2011 – The Veteran’s Administration has settled a medical malpractice case for $925,000 because a man’s eyeball “literally exploded” during a routine outpatient cataract operation.
Medical Malpractice 06/27/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 06/27/2011
Attorney Horwitz interviewed on WICC
Attorney Jim Horwitz speaks about the Daniel D’Attilo malpractice case and the $58 million award.
Medical Malpractice 06/03/2011
Attorney Nastri interviewed on WATR
Attorney Kathleen Nastri speaks about the Daniel D’Attilo malpractice case and the $58 million award.
Medical Malpractice 06/01/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/30/2011
Largest Med Mal Jury Verdict in CT History $58.6 million awarded
BRIDGEPORT, May 27, 2011 – A Waterbury Superior Court jury today awarded $58.6 million to a family in what is believed to be the largest medical malpractice judgment in Connecticut history.
Medical Malpractice 05/27/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/26/2011
Family Awarded $58 Million In Record-Breaking Pregnancy Malpractice Suit In
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/26/2011
$58 Million Medical Malpractice Award
WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports on the D’Attilo case.
Medical Malpractice 05/26/2011
$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.
Medical Malpractice 05/25/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/25/2011
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 05/25/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/25/2011
$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.
Medical Malpractice 05/25/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/21/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/13/2011
Former Groton woman gets $10.5 million medical malpractice judgment
Funds used for sickle cell anemia diagnostic equipment
Medical Malpractice 05/13/2011
Twelve Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder Attorneys Selected: Connecticut Super Lawyers™ Or Rising Stars
BRIDGEPORT – Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder attorneys have been named Connecticut Super Lawyers TM and Rising Stars TM for 2011. Several were also named to the Top 10 and Top 50 lists.
Medical Malpractice 05/13/2011
Law Firm Donates $100,000 to Hospital
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…
Medical Malpractice 05/09/2011
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…
Personal Injury 03/04/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 01/10/2011
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…
Medical Malpractice 01/04/2011