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Congratulations to our Newest Senior Partners and Junior Partner

February 8, 2021 by on Events and Seminars

Walton Lantaff Schroeder and Carson would like to announce and congratulate our newest senior partners Jonathan wickham, Sara Sandler Cromer, and Ian Ronderos on their new roles!  We would also like to recognize and congratulate Ingrid P. benson-Villegas on her promotion to junior partner with the firm. We look forward to more great things from these individuals! Follow us on:

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Bernard I. Probst | Attorney Spotlight | February 2021

February 4, 2021 by on Events and Seminars

Bernard I. Probst Bernard I. Probst is a Senior Partner with Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson, LLP. In addition to his role as a Senior Partner with the Firm, Mr. Probst was the Managing Partner of the Firm from 2002-2008. Mr. Probst is one of the Firm’s litigation partners. Throughout his career, Mr. Probst has practiced primarily in the area of insurance defense litigation. In this capacity, Mr. Probst has handled virtually every form of insurance defense matter in numerous […]

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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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December 21, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Good morning and happy Monday! Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP is honored to be featured as the Firm Spotlight of the Week by the Broward Bar Association! WLSC has a dedicated history of its lawyers being active in the local legal community, and many of our attorneys in the Fort Lauderdale Office are active members of this organization. We are proud to support the Broward County Bar Association’s endeavors and are thankful for this wonderful recognition. Link below:

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WLSC Appellate Win: 1st DCA Reverses JCC Decision to Grant 1st Responder PTSD indemnity benefits

December 16, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Preferred Governmental Claims Solutions v. Andrew Wilkes, 1D20-1615. (PDF Link Here) In a high-stakes case for municipalities in Florida, the 1st DCA reversed the JCC’s award of PTSD indemnity benefits pursuant to the 2018 amendments to Fla. Stat. Sec. 112.1815(5) which provided for indemnity benefits for a “mental/mental” injury sustained by First Responders.  The Court held that the statute contained an unusual statute of repose which required that a claim for benefits under the statute be brought within 52 weeks […]

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