Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Two of Our Founders

John W. Kozyak and Charles W. Throckmorton have been named in the 2016 international “Who’s Who Legal” in Restructuring and Insolvency 2016.  The attorneys, both founding members of the firm, are among only approximately 200 attorneys from the United States included in this list of 540 restructuring and insolvency attorneys from 46 jurisdictions around the globe. Who’s Who Legal’s mission is to identify the foremost legal practitioners in business law in the world based upon comprehensive, independent research.


CABA Gala Supports Law Students, Indigent Representation

A good attorney typically spends his or her day largely fixated on two overarching objectives: effectively representing the interests of his or her clients and developing a successful legal practice with a solid client base.

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Javier Lopez, a partner at KozyakTropin& Throckmorton in Coral Gables, is president-elect of the Cuban American Bar Association, and Michael Pineiro, a partner at Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum in Miami, is a member of CABA’s board of directors. Contact Lopez at jal@kttlaw.com and Pineiro at mpineiro@mnrlawfirm.com.

Another Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Artificial Turf Maker

By: Mike Ozanian 

Last night, the Borough of Carteret in New Jersey filed a class action complaint on behalf of itself and others against FieldTurf USA and its parent, Tarkett.

According to the suit, “Plaintiff purchased six defective Synthetic Grass Fields, defined below, from FieldTurf between late 2006 and 2010, at a time when FieldTurf knew that its marketing claims and sales campaign were grossly exaggerated, and that the Synthetic Grass Fields were defective.”

U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez have urged the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into FieldTurf’s conduct, noting the need for government officials to be “vigilant against deception and misuse of taxpayer dollars.”

This is the second big suit filed against the artificial turf company in recent days. Several days ago, Newark, New Jersey schools filed a class action suit against againstFieldTurf, the nation’s leading maker of artificial sports fields, alleging the company defrauded more than 100 public and private schools and municipalities in the state.

Two years ago I wrote that schools that have replaced their grass fields with artificial turf are finding out the hard way that the plastic stuff doesn’t always last as long as advertised.

The Newark complaint capped followed an NJ Advance Media investigation that revealed the company sold high-end turf for years after executives knew it was falling apart.

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