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
Other Countries
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Court Upholds Arbitration Award Despite Challenge To Arbitrator’s Use Of Excluded Evidence

Jersey Shore University Medical Center discharged a staff nurse employee for her actions when a female patient was assaulted by another patient in the nurse’s assigned work area. A labor organization that represents employees at…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending April 14 & 21, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Attorneys’ Fees: mortgage foreclosure plaintiffs seeking attorney’s fees must support their claim with competent, substantial evidence of the number of hours worked and evidence that those…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

.Health: What You Need to Know About the Internet’s Newest Domain Name

On May 8, the new .health Internet top-level domain opens up to members of the health care industry and will be awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Below is what your organization needs to know about “.health.”…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Putative Class Action Involving A Patented Reinsurance Arrangement For Workers’ Compensation Coverage Largely Survives Dismissal

The case is pending in a federal district court in New York, and involves three allegedly interconnected contracts purportedly “designed to circumvent [state] insurance laws,” including the laws of New York…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Appellate Court Precludes Assignee Of Reinsurance Claims From Re-Litigating Lack Of Entitlement To Arbitration

In 1986, Pine Top Insurance Company became insolvent and was placed into liquidation. The liquidator eventually sold Pine Top’s accounts receivable, including reinsurance claims, to an entity named Pine Top Receivables of…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit

Courts will generally uphold reasonable suit limitation periods in property insurance policies, if the insurer does not affirmatively waive or extend them. In MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York, No. 452741/2015…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit

Removal under the “mass action” provision of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) is appropriate when 100 or more plaintiffs take the affirmative step of proposing to try their claims jointly and the claims involve common issues…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

"Buy American, Hire American" is no longer just a campaign slogan. It is the subject of an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 19. The order details the Trump administration’s policy of ensuring compliance with…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Ninth Circuit Affirms District Court’s Dismissal Of Plaintiff’s Procedural Due Process Claim

In this action, plaintiff Sherri Roberts appealed a Montana federal district court’s order which granted her former employer/defendant Lame Deer Public Schools’ summary judgment motion because plaintiff’s procedural due process…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

UK Supreme Court Confirms English Courts Lack Jurisdiction Under The Arbitration Act 1996 To Compel Parties To Provide Security When Resisting Enforcement Of Arbitration Awards Under The New York Convention

As a condition to challenging enforcement or recognition of an arbitration award, the UK Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal decision which imposed a $100 Million security obligation on a New York Convention arbitral…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Expect Focus - Life Insurance: Risky Business, Volume I, March 2017

Regulators Demand Third-Party Risk Management - While third-party risk management has been a required component of an effective enterprise risk management program for many years, the topic is receiving elevated attention…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Insurance, Securities Law

Cost of Insurance Litigation Review

As illustrated by the two examples here, recent decisions on preliminary motions seeking to dispose of or narrow the scope of claims challenging COI rate determinations suggest the industry may be enmeshed in litigation for some…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Louisiana Federal Court Finds Removal Proper As Dispute Could Relate To An Underlying Arbitration Clause In Insurance Policy

In this case, a Louisiana federal court denied a motion for remand of a former machinist’s asbestos-related claim, finding that an English insurer’s removal from state court was appropriate and that the dispute could relate to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Toxic Torts

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of "Shadow Insurance" Lawsuits

In a summary order issued February 23, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of two so-called “shadow insurance” putative class action lawsuits — Ross v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Insurance

Transparency Watch: Federal District Court Mandates Automatic Disclosure of Third-Party Funding Arrangements for Class Actions

In January, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California announced a change that makes litigants in putative class action suits subject to requirements mandating automatic disclosure of third-party funding…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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