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Defending Claims Under Florida Statute 624.155: The First Party Bad Faith Law (November 4, 2020 Webinar)

October 22, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Click or Copy/Paste the link below to Register Now Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson invites you to attend a free CEU webinar. Targeted audience: Insurance Adjusters Course Objective: This webinar presents an in-depth overview of Florida Bad Faith Law within the first- party insurance context. The presenters will describe the theory and practice of litigating bad faith cases from inception to conclusion, while also providing updates in Florida law governing bad faith actions. Course Relevance: In order for adjusters […]

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Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP would like to take a moment to recognize some of our firm members on some big work anniversaries!

October 15, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Congratulations to one of our stalwart senior partners, Michael Jenks (pictured on left) on your 50th work anniversary!!! Michael is a dedicated senior trial attorney at the firm and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years! We also want to take a moment to congratulate our Family Law attorney Elisa Terraferma (pictured on right) and our Accounts Receivable Manager, Khodu Ragaby (not pictured)on their 15th work anniversaries! Thank you Michael, Elisa and Khodu for your continued commitment […]

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Kevin B. Elmore | Attorney Spotlight | October 2020

October 5, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Kevin B. Elmore Kevin B. Elmore, Esq. is the Firm’s lead litigation counsel for Central and South-West Central Florida. He is based out of Tampa Bay but has litigated matters in all 67 counties. Mr. Elmore and his family have deep connections to the state now spanning five generations. Of all the Firm’s partners, he may be the most obsessed with Florida’s history and its standing as the best State in the Union. He takes great pride in serving as […]

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Walton Lantaff’s Defense Strategy Produces Groundbreaking Caselaw in Favor of Florida Insurers

September 28, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

On September 9, 2020, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal entered a groundbreaking and seminal opinion regarding the ‘No Supplemental Claim Defense’ in Brandon Goldberg v. Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2020 WL 5372305 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020). Ian Ronderos of Walton Lantaff served as the lead partner at the trial level. He argued and obtained final summary judgment on behalf of the insurer. Paulo Lima from the Russo Appellate Firm served as appellate counsel. In Goldberg, the insurer […]

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Addressing Issues With Public Adjusters And Loss Consultants (October 9, 2020 Webinar)

September 23, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson invites you to attend a free CEU* webinar:Addressing Issues With Public Adjusters And Loss Consultants (Webinar)Friday, October 9, 2020:Start: 10:00 AM EDT End: 12 PM EDT (2 hours) Provider 1256 / Course ID 114730 / Course Offering 1131290 Click or Copy/Paste the link below to Register Now Join us to explore:• Statutory authorization to act as a public adjuster;• Requirements and ethical rules;• Recent changes in the insurance code, as well as potential violations […]

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AGENTS OF FRAUD: Misrepresentation and Fraud within the Summary Judgment Context

September 16, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Fraud, Concealment, and Material Misrepresentation are well known and often-pled defenses in the Insurance industry. So much so, that many adjusters overlook the practical application of the defenses within the litigation setting. In this article, I will briefly review the basis of the defenses and more practically, the timing of their application. That is to say, “When does each defense apply and how quickly can I get my case dismissed?” The answer is not always the same as it is […]

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John P. Joy | Attorney Spotlight | September 2020

September 15, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

John P. Joy John P. “Jack” Joy, Esq. is a Senior Partner at WLSC who works out of the firm’s offices in Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville, as his practice extends throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Joy has been with the Firm since graduating from law school. Originally from New York, Mr. Joy is a “double Gator” having attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate degree and for law school. After surviving a four-hour interview with one of […]

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How to Successfully Combat Premature Bad Faith Litigation (Sept. 16th Webinar)

September 1, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson invites you to attend a free CEU course:“How to Successfully Combat Premature Bad Faith Litigation (Webinar)” Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020Time: 1:00 p.m. EDTDuration: 1 hour (approx.) REGISTER HERE: Provider #1256 (Walton Lantaff)Course ID #1129382Course Offering: #114304Continuing Education: 1 CEUCA Description: CE 3-24A – Adjuster Law and Policy.Level – Intermediate Course DescriptionThis webinar will focus on providing an explanation of what conduct is considered bad faith in the insurance context, updates in case law […]

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A Winning Strategy for Selecting the Defense Counsel Your Organization Needs and Deserves

August 19, 2020 by on Events and Seminars

Whether you are general counsel, vice president of claims, the claims manager of your particular organization, or in charge of overseeing your business’ legal operations, one of your main responsibilities is likely the selection and ongoing evaluation of your defense counsel.  Some of the factors universally considered when making this assessment are the general knowledge, experience and competence of the attorney/firm, the hourly rate being charged, and the coverage area(s) they can assist you with.  However, far too often that […]

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