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

US Supreme Court Ruling Tightens The Reins On Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to prospective whistleblowers in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers (February 21, 2018), making it more difficult to bring a retaliation claim under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Virtual Currency Tax Consequences

A growing number of startups are offering virtual currencies to investors through initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to raise capital, often with little or no awareness of the tax consequences of their actions…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law, Taxation

SEC Settles Claims Against Individual And Entities It Claimed Used Investments In Reinsurance Business To Finance Lavish Lifestyle

A federal district court in Connecticut has entered final judgments pursuant to agreements between the SEC and three defendants—David Haddad, Trafalgar Square Risk Management, LLC, and New England RE, LLC—in a case alleging that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Securities Law

Supreme Court Declines Review of Standing in Data Breach Class Actions

Counsel hoping for Supreme Court guidance on standing issues dividing the circuit courts will have to wait a bit longer. On February 20, the Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in Attias v. CareFirst to resolve a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Beyond The European Union: How The GDPR Affects US Companies

The effective date of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Reg. (EU) 2016/679, is fast approaching and will affect many organizations across the globe, even those not located in the EU…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Louisiana Loses Bid To Vacate Denial Of Reconsideration Of Arbitral Decision In FEMA Assistance Dispute

FEMA denied a request by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (“LDNR”) for assistance restoring barrier islands following Hurricanes Rita and Katrina…more
 /  Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

FLSA Conditional Certification Standard Bites Plaintiffs

A district court in the Eastern District of Louisiana refused to conditionally certify a class of employees who accused their employer of intentionally underpaying and reducing hours from time records to avoid paying overtime…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Conflict Of Interest Renders Spouse Of Former Class Counsel Inadequate Class Representative

The Eastern District of New York recently held that a former class counsel’s spouse was an inadequate class representative due to the conflict of interest created by the relationship…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Second Circuit Rebuffs Attempt To Address In Federal Court Action Relief Previously Denied In State Court Suit

The Second Circuit has held that a federal district court reached the correct result but for the wrong reason when it dismissed a complaint seeking a declaratory judgment that the plaintiff was not subject to a contract…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Tax Incentive for Paid Family Medical Leave May Alleviate FMLA Benefit Complications

Not only does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contain a tax incentive to promote the offering of paid family medical leave (FML), but it creates a lower-cost way to eliminate common complications that arise when employees are unable…more
 /  Taxation

Opening The Pandora’s Box Of Flood Policies, Or How Filing Suit Against Flood Insurers Can Effectively Reduce The Suit Limitations Period

When is an insurer’s “Rejection of Proof of Loss” letter for flood insurance damage, which states on its face that it “is not a denial of your claim,” nevertheless a written denial of claim? According to the Third Circuit in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Gentlemen’s Club Cannot Compel Arbitration Where It Actively Litigated Merits Of Dispute

The Fourth Circuit upheld a district court’s decision refusing to compel arbitration in a labor dispute between a gentlemen’s club (“Crazy Horse”) and a putative class of entertainers because of Crazy Horse’s extensive…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

See Something, Say Something – Especially on Your Application for Insurance Coverage

When is a misrepresentation material on an application for insurance coverage? The Ninth Circuit affirmed a decision from the Central District of California, finding that an answer on an application for D&O insurance was a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

As Filing Deadline Approaches, Florida Constitution Revision Commission Holds More Public Hearings but Has yet to Vote on Proposals

Continuing a process that began last spring and is approaching a final May 10 deadline, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (the “Commission”) is traveling across the state to hold public hearings for additional public…more
 /  Constitutional Law

Third Circuit Upholds Arbitration Agreement In Retail Installment Agreement Between Used Car Buyer And Dealer

This dispute stemmed from a complaint filed by Edmondson, alleging claims under the Federal Odometer Act and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, as well as state law claims for fraud, in relation to her purchase of a used car from…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts
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