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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Florida Supreme Court clarifies that consequential damages are not recoverable in first-party property insurance cases

January 28, 2021 by on Events and Seminars

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation v. Manor House, LLC, et. al. On January 21, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling providing an answer to a certified question of great public importance, that is, whether an insured bringing a first-party breach of insurance contract action, not involving Section 624.155, F.S. (bad faith), could recover extra-contractual consequential damages. In coming to its considered decision, the Florida Supreme Court answered the question with a resounding “No.” In the underlying action, Plaintiff, Manor […]

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Stephen G. Kaufer | Attorney Spotlight | January 2021

January 6, 2021 by on Events and Seminars

Stephen G. Kaufer is a Senior Partner in Walton Lantaff’s West Palm Beach office. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Mr. Kaufer had a significant background in insurance defense. This included the position of corporate counsel for a multi-state third-party administrator handling matters regarding state compliance and the establishment of both homogeneous and diverse self-insured funds, as well as drafting contracts between the funds and their members. While Mr. Kaufer’s main area of practice is workers compensation defense, he […]

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