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

First Circuit: The Best Offense Is A Good Defense?

In Mount Vernon Fire Ins. Co. v. VisionAid, Inc., No. 15-1351P2-01A (1st Cir. Nov. 15, 2017), the First Circuit Court of Appeals ended long-running insurance coverage litigation arising from policyholder VisionAid, Inc.’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

SeaWorld Shareholders See Red After World Sees Blackfish

A California District Court granted certification to a group of SeaWorld investors in a shareholder securities fraud case following the release of the documentary “Blackfish.” …more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

The Allegation Of Non-Arbitrable Private Attorney General Claims Does Not Prevent Arbitration Of Individual Claims Raised Simultaneously

A contractual arbitration clause may not be avoided by the allegation of “private attorney general” claims that are not arbitrable on public policy grounds in conjunction with claims raised on an individual basis that would…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

First Circuit Affirms Denial Of Motion To Compel Arbitration Of Non-Signatory Employee’s Wage And Hour Claims

As a condition of plaintiff Ouadani’s employment with defendant TF Final Mile LLC (f/k/a/ Dynamex Operations East, LLC (Dynamex)) as a delivery driver, Ouadani was required to associate with Dynamex’s vendor, Birtha Shipping LLC…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Iowa And Virginia Insurance Regulators Adopt The NAIC’s Term Model Rules Governing Term And Universal Life Insurance Reserve Financing

Insurance regulators in Iowa and Virginia have adopted the NAIC’s Model Rules regulating term and universal life insurance reserve financing. The stated purpose of the rules is “to establish uniform, national standards governing…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Securities Law

Less Than Two Weeks Before Trial, District Court Judge In Utica V. Fireman’s Fund Rules On Motions In Limine

This case concerns an action filed by Utica Mutual Insurance Company (Utica) against its reinsurer, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (FFIC) seeking to enforce certain reinsurance contracts against FFIC with respect to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Toxic Torts

District Court Discharges Phoenix Fire And Marine Insurance Company Conservator

After 14 years, the Commissioner of Insurance of the Virgin Islands has been discharged as conservator of Phoenix Fire and Marine Insurance Company (“Phoenix”). The Commissioner reported that: $15,936,228.13 had been paid to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Florida Court Rejects Property Insurer’s Effort To Limit Assignment Of Benefits

An assignment of benefits (AOB) is a legal tool that allows a third party to be paid for services performed for an insured property owner who would normally be reimbursed by the insurance company directly after making a claim…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

The DOL Fiduciary Rule: Charting A Course, Avoiding Collisions & Potential Litigation Q&A #4 - Q&As on Annuity Sales Practices, ‘Investment Advice’ and Litigation

For the past several months, we have written about potential litigation issues under the “revised temporary” DOL Rule involving the offer and sale of annuities in the IRA market. This article continues that discussion. Recall…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule: An Update And Practical Advice

This updates our August 15 blog entry, which targeted employers who sponsor retirement or welfare plans and are concerned about their fiduciary liabilities for properly selecting service providers…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Wisconsin Adopts New Credit For Reinsurance Rule Based On Certified Reinsurers

On November 7, 2017, the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Wisconsin issued an order approving a new rule to be added to Section Ins. Ch. 52, Wis. Adm. Code. The rule is intended to modernize Wisconsin’s credit for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

Keep The Change – The Southern District Of New York Authorizes Claims Administrator To Retain Portion Of Accrued Interest On Settlement Funds

When class action settlement funds are not amenable to individual claims or to a meaningful pro rata distribution, courts have used the cy pres doctrine to distribute the funds to nonprofit charitable organizations whose work…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection

Northern District Of Georgia Orders Cedent To Produce Information On Its Payment Of Claims

Defendant Golden Isles Reinsurance Company, Limited (“Golden Isles”) sought detailed information regarding individual claims Canal Insurance Company (“Canal”) submitted for reimbursement under the parties’ reinsurance agreement,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Charges By Law Firm-Owned Vendors Challenged In Putative Client Class

Plaintiffs signed engagement letters with the law firm Finkelstein & Partners (the “law firm”) to represent them in two separate personal injury lawsuits on a contingency basis…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services, Personal Injury, Business Torts

Court Finds Confidentiality Provision In Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable, Compels Consumer Arbitration

The Eleventh Circuit has determined that a confidentiality provision in an arbitration clause was substantively unconscionable. The case involved a putative class action by David Johnson alleging that KeyBank National…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking
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