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

Eleventh Circuit Deems Voluntary Dismissal of a Coverage Action Sufficient to Award Attorneys’ Fees to a Policyholder as the Prevailing Party

In a recent unpublished opinion, the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision that should serve as a warning to insurers to be sure to resolve all issues before dismissing a coverage action, particularly when involved in the…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Supreme Court Holds Federal Arbitration Act Preemption Applies To Contract Formation Rules

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Kentucky Supreme Court’s use of a clear-statement rule to require that powers of attorney specifically authorize a representative to enter into an arbitration agreement, finding…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Health

District Court Denies Certification of Nationwide Class, Finding Individual Retail Stores’ Alleged Failures to Follow Internal Policies Not Suitable for Class Relief

An Illinois district court recently denied certification, finding that the putative nationwide class failed the commonality and numerosity prongs of Rule 23(a) and that injunctive relief was not available under Rule 23(b)(2)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts

Arbitrator’s Pre-Iskanian Decision That Paga Claim Must Proceed On An Individual Basis Was Not A “Manifest Disregard Of The Law”

A refinery operator (“Wulfe”), sued his former employer alleging several employment related claims, including a claim under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The court compelled arbitration, and the arbitrator…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Update On Liquidation Of The Home Insurance Company

The New Hampshire liquidation court approved the commutation, settlement, and release agreement between The Home Insurance Company (liquidating) and OIC Run-Off Limited (formerly known as The Orion Insurance Company) (OIC) and…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

English High Court Of Justice Analyzes Standards Governing Fraudulent Inducement Claims In Reinsurance Disputes

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales approved the judgment of the trial court in a reinsurance dispute between Axa and Arab Insurance Group (Arig) related to certain insured energy construction risks. The trial court had…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending May 12, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE: Foreclosure/Conditions Precedent: plaintiff not required to given notice under section 559.715 as condition precedent to foreclosure, and plaintiff’s default notice to borrowers pursuant to paragraph…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Fifth Circuit Dismisses For Lack Of Jurisdiction Appeal Of Court’s Order Selecting Arbitrators

Bordelon Marine, LLC sued Bibby Subsea ROV, LLC for damages and for writ of attachment arising out of a disagreement over the chartering of an offshore vessel. Pending arbitration, litigation was stayed, but a dispute arose…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Maritime Law

Multiple Instances of Defectively Designed, Manufactured, or Installed Windows Does Multiple Occurrences Make

After previously holding that various claims against the insured, Pella, alleged property damage caused by an “occurrence,” thus triggering Liberty Mutual Insurance Company’s (“Liberty”) coverage obligations under various CGL…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Nationwide Class Claims Under A Single State’s Consumer Protection Laws?

A flurry of recent consumer protection cases in California federal courts led to mixed results for defendants attempting to dismiss nationwide class claims based on the state’s choice of law rules. The U.S. District Court for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Non-Union Employers Beware: Your Employee Handbook May Violate Employees’ Rights

Can a company prohibit its employees from participating in public writing or speaking engagements without prior company authorization? What about speaking to the press or media? Such policies are common and routinely included in…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Third Circuit Holds Overtime Class Action Is Not Subject To Arbitration

The Third Circuit recently affirmed the decision of a Pennsylvania district court, holding that a class action involving overtime compensation filed against the operating companies of a senior care facility is not subject to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Third Circuit Vacates District Court’s Decision And Remands For Further Proceedings Regarding Whether The Parties Agreed To Arbitrate

In this case, plaintiff Aliments Krispy Kernels, a Canadian “snack purveyor,” brought suit to confirm an arbitration award it received against Nichols Farms, a pistachio grower, in New Jersey federal district court. Nichols…more
 /  Agriculture, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

A Damages Class Is Certified, but No Standing for Declaratory and Injunctive Class

A representative plaintiff who purchased Aveeno sunscreen products and baby bath products brought putative class actions against the products’ manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, in the United State District Court for the District…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Products Liability

Texas Court Holds FDCPA Requires Snail Mail

A debt collector runs afoul of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) if it fails to mail its response to a consumer’s request for verification of debt, ruled a Texas federal judge in Ghanta v. Immediate Credit…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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