Kendall Coffey and Jeffrey Crockett Represent Ugo Colombo in Jet Battle
A Miami Design District developer by the name of Craig Robins was seeking punitive damages against Ugo Colombo, a big name in Miami real estate. The two of them once jointly owned a private jet together and the Third District Court of Appeal denied Robins’ petition after a lower court allowed Colombo to amend his lawsuit against Robins.
This is the latest action in this fight that has been drawn out for the last 10 years.
Colombo bought the jet with an $18.5 million Back of America loan and Robins became co-owner later the same year. The two of them also signed agreements evenly splitting jet maintenance and dividing operating costs based on usage. But Colombo has accused Robins of defaulting to get out of his contract in an attempt to have Colombo pay Robins’ share.
Coffey Burlington partners Kendall Coffey and Jeffrey Crockett represented Colombo on appeal.
“The claim is that Craig Robins deceitfully conspired to harm Ugo Colombo, his partner. The trial court found that Colombo’s case presented a reasonable basis for the recovery of punitive damages against Robins personally,” the attorneys said in an emailed statement. “Robins appealed this decision but lost and faces punitive damages in a jury trial.”
“Colombo’s counsel’s construction of the opinion is nonsense,” Richard responded. He declined