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The Cook Group Announces Newly Promoted Partners

Four Esteemed Attorneys Join Partnership New York, NY May 14, 2024 – The Cook Group Law Firm proudly announces the addition of four esteemed attorneys to its partnership. With an unwavering dedication to their craft and a passion for delivering top-tier legal services, Omar H. Samuel, Anna Liisa Schourek, Elisabeth R. Bala, and Stephanie Lummus […]

Florida Supreme Court – Wrongful Death Damages

Ripple v. CBS Corp. May 9, 2024 Big decision yesterday from the Florida Supreme Court in Ripple v. CBS Corporation, et al. The Court unanimously held that a spouse who married the decedent after the injury can recover damages as a “surviving spouse” under Florida’s wrongful death law. The court rejected the argument that the common […]

Johnson & Johnson secures defense verdict in trial involving claims that Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused Florida woman’s cancer.

On Thursday April 18, a Sarasota County, Florida jury ruled in favor of defendant Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) concluding that J&J was not liable for claims by the estate of a Florida woman, who died in 2019, that J&J’s talc-containing baby powder caused the woman’s ultimately fatal ovarian cancer. Family members of Patricia Matthey filed […]