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
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  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
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  • Insurance
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
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  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Eleventh Circuit Doesn’t Waffle on Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal found that an arbitration agreement entered into by a putative class representative and his eventual employer was enforceable even though the agreement was signed after the plaintiff filed…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Tenth Circuit Declines To Disturb Arbitral Award Granting Fees And Costs In Wrongful Death Suit Against Nursing Home

The Tenth Circuit recently upheld a district court’s confirmation of an arbitral award ordering a nursing home (“THI”) to pay fees and costs associated with the arbitration of a wrongful death claim. A personal representative…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 11, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Short Sale/Statute of Limitations: Florida Statute section 95.11(5)(h)’s one year statute of limitations period does not apply to bar Bank’s cause of action for deficiency judgment arising…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Court Vacates Arbitration Award Due To Evident Partiality Of Panel, But Parties Must Re-Arbitrate Matter Before Same Arbitral Forum

In a dispute between the Washington Nationals, the Baltimore Orioles, and affiliated parties regarding the value of broadcasting rights for Nationals games, an appellate court has affirmed a trial court order vacating an…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

The Privilege Maintains Its Power: Texas Supreme Court Blocks Discovery of Insurer Attorney’s Billing Information

When (if ever) are an insurer’s attorney’s fees and billing information discoverable in a coverage dispute? Though the question is straightforward, the answer can vary from case to case and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

NAIC Cybersecurity Working Group Votes to Approve Insurance Data Security Model Law

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity (EX) Working Group (Cybersecurity WG) approved Version 6 (Finalized) of its Insurance Data Security Model Law (Model) on August 7 at the NAIC Summer 2017…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

District Courts Buck Trend on Fidelity Coverage for Social Engineering and Business Email Compromise Schemes

The FBI continues to warn that losses are on the rise from business email compromise (BEC) or “social engineering” schemes, which the Bureau describes as: Carried out by transnational criminal organizations that employ…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sixth Circuit Affirms Arbitrator’s Decision In Environmental Remediation Matter

The Sixth Circuit has affirmed an order confirming an arbitration award regarding indemnification obligations for environmental cleanup owed by William Farley toward the Eaton Corporation arising out of the 1986 sale of an…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

In Deciding Whether To Vacate Confirmation Of Arbitral Award Subsequently Vacated By Primary Jurisdiction, Second Circuit Considers Normal Rule 60(B)(5) Factors Plus International Comity

The Second Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to vacate its earlier judgment enforcing a Malaysian-based arbitration award against the government of Laos where a Malaysian court subsequently set aside the award…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Fifth Circuit Vacates Settlement Approval in ERISA Class Action, Remanding With Instructions to Reexamine the Legitimacy of Promised Future Payments

The Fifth Circuit recently vacated a class action settlement that included unsecured and uncollateralized future payments to the plaintiffs, while providing a swift and complete payout of fees to class counsel. The case…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Georgia Revamps Law Governing Captive Insurance Companies

Significant changes to Georgia law governing captive insurance companies took effect on July 1, 2017. The changes relate to the permitted corporate structure of captive insurance companies, new restrictions on risks that may be…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

Court Finds That Reinsurance Transaction Did Not Breach Investment Contract Underlying An ERISA Plan

MetLife acquired the rights to a fixed investment option contract with Midco, a trust established to administer a retirement plan for the employees of Midco International, Inc. Midco plan participants received interest each year…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 28 & August 4, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Redemption: foreclosure sale conducted without knowledge of bankruptcy affirmed, but trial court orders denying mortgagor opportunity to redeem property before certificate of sale actually…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Eleventh Circuit Defers To Arbitrator’s Interpretation Of Forum Selection Clause In International Dispute And Affirms Award

Questions of arbitral venue, even in international arbitration, are presumptively for the arbitrator to decide. The court so ruled despite arguments from an Israeli company that the arbitrator’s interpretation of an arbitration…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The War Between PAGA and Arbitration in California Continues - This Time Employers Win

Employers finally won a key victory in California courts in the continuing conflict between mandatory arbitration/class waiver agreements versus representative actions brought under the California Private Attorneys General Act…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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