Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

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400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 2300
Tampa, Florida 33602, United States
Phone: (813) 281-1900
Fax: (813) 281-0900
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Transportation
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  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
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100+ Attorneys

Alabama and Mississippi Insurance Law Questions Following Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast near the city of Biloxi on Sunday, October 8, 2017, as a Category 1 Hurricane. The eastern quadrant of the storm’s center also passed over significant portions of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Pennsylvania's Highest Court Clarifies The Elements Of A Statutory Bad Faith Cause Of Action

For the first time, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the highest court in the state, enunciated the elements of a bad faith insurance claim brought pursuant to Pennsylvania’s bad faith statute, 42 Pa.C.S. § 8371. The decision…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

A Primer on Florida's "25 Percent Rule" for Roof Repair/Replacement

The 2014 Florida Existing Building Code (the “Code”) contains what is conventionally called the “25 percent rule” (the “Rule”). The Rule applies to roof repair of any commercial or residential building. In a nutshell, the Rule…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

The Rule of Sevens: Evaluating Claims Involving a Child

As subrogation professionals, we may be tasked with evaluating property loss claims where a child caused or contributed to the property damage. For example, is a child playing with matches or a lighter liable for a fire loss? …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Documents? Some Suggested Steps after the Initial Panic!

In the event of an inadvertent disclosure of documents (electronic or otherwise), an attorney is ethically obligated to promptly notify the sender of the attorney’s receipt of the documents. It is then up to the sender to take…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Handling Assignment of Benefit ("AOB") Claims in the Wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have damaged large areas of Florida, Texas, and Louisiana, as well as brought heavy rain and wind to Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. As insurers handle thousands of property damage claims…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Important Lessons from Adjusting Hurricane Claims

The number of claims arising from a significant wind event such as Hurricane Irma can create intense time pressure on insurers and their adjusters. The insurer must promptly acknowledge each claim and make prompt inspection. …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Hurricane Hindsight is 20/20

It took years of depositions and other discovery to realize that that most of my 2004-2005 hurricane condominium association claims were much simpler to defend than I thought. The center of gravity of these claims was the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

The Common Interest Doctrine: Maintaining Confidentiality

While confidentiality is usually destroyed when communications between an attorney and client take place in the presence of a third party or when work product is shared with others, those communications can remain protected if…more
 /  Civil Procedure

"It's Not Old, It's A Classic!": Risk in Aging Aircraft with GARA Protecting Manufacturers

The General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 (“GARA”) was a byproduct of aging aircraft, rising costs, and tort liability in the United States. Congress was concerned that aircraft manufacturers were being devastated by…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury, Transportation

Claim Barred by Florida's Construction Defect Statute of Repose? Maybe Not. Florida Court Says You Should Read The Construction Contract More Closely

Claim professionals are often reminded that even the most meritorious claim is worthless if not filed within the applicable statute of limitations or statute of repose. In the world of construction defect claims, Florida law…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

The ABC's of ACV in Subrogation Claims

Oftentimes, during the course of a subrogation claim, third-party liability adjusters will refuse to pay the full amount of the “Repair Cost Value” (“RCV”) of the damages demanded, and contend that they only owe “Actual Cash…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

To Fee Or Not To Fee, That Is The Question: The Florida Supreme Court Finds Coverage For Proposal For Settlement Sanctions In Favor Of The Plaintiff Under An Automobile Liability Policy In Macedo II

To understand the implications of Macedo II, it is important to understand what brought us here. It’s a long and bumpy road, but understanding what brought us here will be critical in order to understanding how to go…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Holy Harleysville! – The Rules Governing RORs, Intervention, and More in South Carolina Have Just Changed

For insurers, litigating third-party coverage disputes in South Carolina has always proved formidable. Insurers can be liable for “bad faith” even if there is no coverage; they may be required to pay an insured’s attorney’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Still Keeping Us Guessing: Florida Supreme Court Poised to Clarify The Daubert Standard in Florida. Maybe.

Is it safe to use the Daubert standard of the new section 90.702, Florida Statutes, to exclude your opponent’s expert testimony? Do you have a choice? Earlier this year, the Florida supreme court raised a red flag on the new…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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