Trucking, Auto & Motorcycle

New Partner Announcement – Congratulations Jeffrey S. Glassman

By Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Firm News, Florida Law, General / Premises Liability, Labor & Employment, Product Liability, Tampa, Trucking, Auto & Motorcycle

Smoak Chistolini & Barnett is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Glassman as partner Jeffrey started his legal career in New York City in 2004, where he practiced for over a decade in the state and federal courts New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  In 2014, Jeffrey became a member of the Florida Bar, and in 2015 he joined Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett as a Senior Associate.  Professionally, Jeffrey’s practice has focused on insurance defense litigation, with concentrations in…

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Case Note – PIP Insurer was Liable for Attorney’s Fees Because the Insurer Confessed Judgment When it Paid the Medical Bills

By Case Notes, Trucking, Auto & Motorcycle

By: Dawn M. Myers, Esq. The Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled that a PIP insurer was liable for attorney’s fees because the insurer confessed judgment when it paid the medical bills at issue before the litigation was resolved. In Tampa Chiropractic Center, Inc., v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., __ So. 3d. __, 2014 WL 3375017 (Fla. 5th DCA July 11, 2014), the insurer refused to pay a claim to a treatment provider until that facility provided certain…

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