Steven Schwartz, managing partner of the Schwartz Law Group in Boca Raton, will be speaking at the 2016 CLM Conference in New York on December 1st. Along with the panel members, Mr. Schwartz will be discussing the growing AOB crisis in Florida. The issue of litigation resulting from the Assignment of Benefits, or AOB, has reached epidemic levels in the state of Florida. While there is consensus between carriers, legislators, the defense bar, and even trial lawyers, that this is the largest non-catastrophe challenge facing the industry, unfortunately, there isn't the same level of consensus when it comes to a solution. While many carriers are unsuccessfully battling this wave......
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Schwartz Law Group, Legal Assistant, Kelly Volpe recently decided to take a few days off with her husband George and visit the Big Apple. Unlike most of us who would have enjoyed a Broadway show, some shopping and a few good meals, Kelly decided to take a run. Why not, after all the...
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We are proud to announce that Schwartz Law Group Associate, Tamar Gelin, was recently approved as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The AILA was established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. Ms. Gelin, who worked at Barry University's immigration clinic while in college and handled immigration matters at her prior firm will head up the Schwartz Law Group's new Immigration practice.
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Tamar Gelin Approved for AILA Membership

Developments in Sinkhole Coverage Litigation - Burden of Proof

By: David J. Pascuzzi, Esq.
Date: December 4, 2014
Typically property insurance polices in Florida cover all damage to a home or a commercial building unless excluded. In a lawsuit seeking coverage for cracking or other settlement-related damage, the burden of proof was typically on the insurance company to prove ...
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The Schwartz Law Group is proud to announce its partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's, Palm Beach County "Team in Training". The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, the Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma while improving...
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Firm Wins Defense Verdict in Air Conditioning Contractor Liability Case

By: Steven G. Schwartz, Esq.
Date: May 5, 2011
Senior trial attorney Mark Hruska won a defense verdict for our client, an air conditioning systems installer, B & L Air Conditioning, in Martin County after a five-day jury trial. The case was brought by the home buyer who had a prior diagnosed lung condition which ultimately lead to a transplant some two years after he moved into his new home. Plaintiff alleged ...
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The Schwartz Law Group is pleased to announce that Steve Schwartz has been invited to join the prestigious Council on Litigation Management. The Council is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization's goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
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Steve Schwartz Named to Council on Litigation Management

In a Miami appeal, argued by the firm in a case closely analogous to its victory in Sunshine State Insurance Company v. Corridori, the Third District Appeals Court reached the opposite conclusion from the Fourth District on the right of an insured to demand an appraisal before showing compliance with the insurer's claim investigation requests. In the case of ...
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Firm Wins Lawsuit Against City for Unpaid Engineering Fees

By: Steven G. Schwartz, Esq.
Date: October 8, 2010
Trial attorney David Pascuzzi won a large verdict against the City of Arcadia which refused payment for our client's civl engineering work done in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma. Our client's firm had provided infrastructure damage assessment services to the municipality to help with its clean-up after the storm. The multi-day trial involved numerous fact and expert witnesses with voluminous documents including testimony from a consulting group run by the former head of FEMA. The trial judge also granted our firms' post-verdict motion for award of attorneys' fees and taxable costs. The City has filed an appeal of the lower court's findings.
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Senior appellate counsel, Steve Schwartz won a major appellate reversal in the Second District Court of Appeal overturning a high six figure jury verdict in a commercial multi-vehicle auto accident case in favor of a drywall installer for future diminished earnings because the verdict lacked reasonable certainty of calculated projected amounts. The plaintiff's award ...
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