Ugo Colombo is a pioneer in developing luxury Miami condos and Craig Robins gained his fame by bringing Miami Beach Art Deco properties back to life. The two have been going back and forth over a $22 million Bombardier Challenger jet for the past 10 years.
Last Wednesday, The Third District Court of Appeal denied Robins’ petition after a lower court allowed Colombo to amend his lawsuit against Robins to seek punitive damages. The three-judge panel affirmed a decision by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Barbara Areces.
Jeffrey Crockett alongside Kendall Coffey 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
Areces also denied Robins’ motion for summary judgment on Colombo’s lawsuit.