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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Dealing with Public Adjusters and Loss Consultants (Aug. 14th Webinar)

July 20, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson invites you to attend a free CEU course: “Dealing with Public Adjusters and Loss Consultants (Webinar)” Date: Friday August 14, 2020Time: 10:30 a.m. EDTDuration: 1 hour (approx.) REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/jose-ian-0814 Provider #1256 (Walton Lantaff)Course ID #1127775Course Offering 113720Course Authority: CE0324ACourse Level: Intermediate This webinar is designed as a panel discussion to address the duties of public adjusters as well as the emergence of loss consultants involved in adjusting property insurance losses. It will discuss the […]

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3rd DCA Opinion Provides Guidance in Alleged Waiver of Appraisal Provision Cases

July 16, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

On June 24, 2020, the Third District Court of Appeal issued an opinion in the case of Peoples Trust Insurance Company v. Lavadie, et al., Case No. 3D-19-1153 (which consolidated Case Nos.: 3D19-962 and 3D19-810).  The opinion addresses two consolidated appeals from a property insurance case originating in Miami-Dade County challenging the insurance company’s right to compel appraisal prior to litigation.  Of note is the Court’s clarification as to insured’s argument claiming waiver of the appraisal provision for failing to […]

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No, You’re Not Entitled to an Expert Witness Request for Production

July 10, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Regardless of what field you practice in, any litigator in the State of Florida will be familiar with what’s been dubbed “Expert Witness” requests for production. It is used to obtain documentation regarding a party’s expert witnesses, such as their reports, photographs, CVs, and the material referenced in generating their opinions. Although this is so common, nowhere in the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure is this method of expert discovery condoned. Expert witness discovery is governed by 1.280(b)(5), Florida Rules […]

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Allison C. Hartnett | Attorney Spotlight | July 2020

July 1, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Allison C. Hartnett, Esq. is the Firm’s newly elected Managing Partner.  She is the first female to hold the position in the Firm’s 85-year history.  After attending Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut, and undergraduate school at the University of Connecticut, she found her way to law school in Miami. It was while she was still in law school that Ms. Hartnett came to the Firm as a law clerk. She never left. After graduating from The University of Miami […]

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