Carlton Fields

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4221 W Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607-5780, United States
Phone: 813.223.7000
Fax: 813.229.4133
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

CMS Requires Participating Providers to Prepare for Emergencies

On March 24, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memorandum encouraging participating providers to “seek out and participate in a full-scale, community-based exercise with their local and/or state…more
 /  Health

Mandatory Bundled Payments Delayed, CMS seeking comments

CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price delayed implementation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (“CJR”) program via an interim final rule. See CMS – 5519 –…more
 /  Health

Pennsylvania Federal Court Finds Continuing Violations Doctrine Applicable To RESPA Claims

A Pennsylvania federal court applied the continuing violations theory to RESPA’s one-year statute of limitations, and allowed Plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint to modify their RESPA claim…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

First Circuit Finds FAA Applicability A Question For Court And Holds FAA Exemption Applicable To Independent-Contractor Relationship

The case presented two issues to the court: 1) whether a court must determine the applicability of the FAA to the case when asked to compel arbitration, where parties delegated questions of arbitrability to the arbitrator; and…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

The Sixth Circuit Holds That Class Action Arbitration Waivers Are Prohibited Under The National Labor Relations Act

The Sixth Circuit enforced a National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) order finding that Alternative Entertainment Inc., a Michigan-based satellite television retailer, violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The New 2016 ALTA Commitment with Florida Modifications: Expressing the Limitations on Liability

A significant change to one of the standard title insurance forms recently took effect. The new 2016 ALTA Commitment with Florida Modifications both streamlines the existing features of the title insurance commitment and, for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

New ALTA Closing Protection Letter With Florida Modifications Corrects Unfortunate Case Law

The new American Land Title Association (ALTA) Closing Protection Letter (CPL) form recently took effect in Florida. The new form both streamlines the previous CPL’s language and addresses and corrects many of the problems…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Kentucky Federal Court Finds Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Has Not Been “Reverse Preempted” By Application Of Kentucky’s Insurers Rehabilitation And Liquidation Law

The question presented to the Court was “whether federal law has opened the door for state law to ‘reverse preempt’ the diversity jurisdiction statute.” The McCarran-Ferguson Act was enacted by Congress to prevent federal laws…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Insurance

Shot Through the Heart, But the Excess Carrier Isn’t to Blame: Georgia Federal Court Finds Policy’s Broad Firearms Exclusion Bars Coverage

On June 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted summary judgment in favor of AIG Specialty Insurance Co. in a case involving the application of the firearms exclusion in Powe v. Chartis…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Georgia Federal Court Finds Policy’s Broad Firearms Exclusion Bars Coverage

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted summary judgment in favor of AIG Specialty Insurance Co. in a case involving the application of the firearms exclusion in Powe v. Chartis Specialty Insurance…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury

New HHS Cybersecurity Preparedness Checklist

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently published a checklist to guide HIPAA-covered entities and business associates through an appropriate response to a ransomware or cybersecurity…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Arbitration Provision Enforceable Despite Questions About Legitimacy Of Remainder Of Agreement

A New York state trial court has denied a motion to stay arbitration in an action brought by plaintiffs, a private equity firm and its affiliate, against defendants, two of plaintiffs’ former officers, despite plaintiffs’…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Game Over – SCOTUS Holds a Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice Is Not a Viable Means to Appeal a Denial of Class Certification

A group of plaintiffs hoped to hit the reset button on the Ninth Circuit’s denial of their Rule 23(f) petition to appeal from an order striking class allegations in their case against Microsoft, the maker of the popular Xbox…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Next Stop the Supreme Court?: Circuit Court Extends American Pipe Tolling to Preserve Class Claims

The Ninth Circuit recently held that plaintiffs whose claims were tolled during the pendency of two class actions were not time-barred from bringing a third related putative class action when the first two classes were not…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Fifth Circuit Finds Payday Lender’s Submission Of False Worthless Check Affidavits Equates To Waiver Of Arbitration

Plaintiffs-Appellees brought suit against short-term lender PLS Financial Services, Inc., and PLS Loan Store of Texas, Inc. (collectively “PLS”), alleging the following scheme. First, as part of the application process, PLS…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking
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