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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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

All Insurance Adjuster Offices Now Need A Head Honcho!: Florida Legislature Addresses Adjusting And Public Adjusting Firms.

Florida House Bill 911, “An Act Relating to Insurance Adjusters” became law on January 1, 2018. In large part, the new legislation deals with the internal operation of public adjusting firms…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

FAA Releases Drone Identification and Tracking Report that the FAA Will Consider in Drafting its Final Rule on In-Flight Drone Accountability

Law enforcement agencies want accountability when it comes to drone flights, especially when those flights are over people. Enabling a drone and its owner/operator to be quickly identified by law enforcement is necessary toward…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recreational Drone Registration Requirement Has Returned

Back on December 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required drone owners to register their drones if their drones weighed more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds (small drones). The registration was valid…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Drone Restrictions Over Certain Military Bases, Landmarks, And Department Of Energy Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA’s”) authority to institute airspace restrictions derives from 14 CFR § 99.7, “Special Security Instructions,” which is intended to address national security concerns from the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig - SERVICE [Video]

Butler is a civil litigation firm. We are unique because our practice is devoted entirely to defense and insurance litigation. Our clients are corporations, insurance companies, and insured individuals. Our representation has…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

Duty to Initiate Settlement Negotiations Under Powell not Triggered Unless Liability is Clear

In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an important order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida in a so-called “Powell claim.” Welford v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co.,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Don't Miss the Diamonds in the (Aggregate) Rough

Time and time again, property carriers insist on closing high quality subrogation recovery files because they see that their insured has yet to hit the policy aggregate deductible. Policy aggregate deductibles are becoming…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Don't Wreck Your Carmack Claim: Requirements for the Written Notice of Claim

Carmack claims are unique animals. Carmack provides a shipper—or its subrogating insurance company—with the sole remedy for damages sustained when goods are shipped between states. As the sole remedy, it’s imperative that a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Contingency Fee Multipliers: Florida Supreme Court Rejects Rare and Exceptional Circumstances Requirement

Contingency fee multipliers increase attorney fee awards substantially. The general custom in American law is that each party is responsible for his or her own attorney’s fees, regardless of the outcome of the action. See…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Federal Judge finds post loss assignment of benefits proper under Pennsylvania law

In a recent opinion, Judge Schmehl of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a forced placed insurer’s Motion to Dismiss a suit brought by the assignee of a homeowner for water damage to the home. In Williams v. American…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

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
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