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

New York DFS Tightens Cybersecurity Gaps

Equifax takes no deposits and makes no loans, but New York now says that it, as well as all other consumer reporting agencies, must protect consumer data to the same degree as banks and other financial institutions. On September…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lender-Affiliated Captive Reinsurer Obtains Dismissal Of Mortgage Insurance Lawsuit Brought By Illinois Director Of Insurance

The suit arose out of an arrangement where lenders would refer borrowers to (now-defunct) Triad Guaranty Insurance Company (Triad) to obtain private mortgage insurance. The lender-affiliated captive insurance company would then…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

When in Doubt, Assume the Earliest Possible Deadline

One of the most important factors in preserving your appellate rights is knowing when the clock starts running on your deadline to appeal. While the answer may appear simple as a matter of course, that is not always the case. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure

A Category 5 Compliance Problem: Hurricane Irma Gives Providers a Stark Reminder of Emergency Preparedness Realities

The havoc that Hurricane Irma caused in the Caribbean and most of Florida reminds us of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for emergency preparedness, which take effect November 15…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending September 8 & 15, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Summary judgment: trial court erred by denying borrower’s motion to amend answer and defenses, and therefore erred in entering summary judgment in favor of lender. Reyes v BAC Home Loans Servicing LP,…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Court Affirms Arbitration Award, Finding No Violation Of Due Process Where Party Elected Not To Present Certain Evidence

Wilson, a former salesperson for Oracle, had unsuccessfully appealed the amount of her commission through Oracle’s internal compensation review process. Wilson then submitted a claim for arbitration alleging breach of contract…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Post-Liquidation Reinsurance Claim As Time-Barred

We previously posted on the trial court’s ruling addressing the statute of limitations in this case on June 23, 2016. By way of background, the underlying contract between the insurer and the reinsurer required the insurer to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Despite No Allegations of Bad Faith or Tortious Conduct, Liberty Mutual Owes Millions for Breaching the Duty to Defend

In Hyland v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., No. 1:15-cv-01264-JES-JEH, 2017 WL 3388161 (C.D. Ill. Aug. 7, 2017), the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

First Circuit Upholds Arbitrator’s Denial Of Arbitrability Of Reinsurance Agreement, Finding No Manifest Disregard Of The Law

Mountain Valley Property, Inc (MVP) entered into a three-year reinsurance participation agreement with Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Co. Inc. (AUCRA), which contained a mandatory arbitration clause as well as a…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Assignment of Benefits Legislation in Florida

The practice known as the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) is a big problem for Florida property insurers. AOBs have been driving up the cost of property insurance claims in the state for several years…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

Retirement Plan and Leave Donation Programs During States of Emergencies

This article should interest employers offering retirement plan benefits or leave donation programs to employees affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, in particular, and in various states of emergencies, in general. It focuses…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Fourth Circuit Reverses Ruling That Reinsurance Agreement Is An “Insurance Contract” Under Virginia Law

Applying the doctrine of judicial estoppel, a district court refused to compel arbitration finding that the arbitration clause in a reinsurance agreement was unenforceable under a Virginia statute that voided a mandatory…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Ninth Circuit Finds Plaintiff Entitled To Trial On Issue Of Whether An Arbitration Agreement Was Executed

Defendant provided the district court with copies of two contracts – a Reinsurance Participation Agreement and a Request to Bind – that were purportedly signed by Plaintiff’s CEO and contained arbitration clauses…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Sixth Circuit Affirms Vacatur Of Arbitration Award Based On Prior Termination Of Sales Contract

The Sixth Circuit has affirmed an order vacating an arbitration award, agreeing with the district court that the mandatory arbitration clause at issue was unenforceable upon termination of the agreement in which it was…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Checklist

Threats to your business operations come in many forms, including natural disasters that risk life and property such as the historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the risks from Hurricane Irma, or this summer's…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts
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