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
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  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

Too Fast and Furious: Ninth Circuit Unwinds Hyundai and Kia Nationwide Class Action Settlement

In a split panel, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s certification of a nationwide class action settlement because the lower court failed to conduct a sufficient predominance inquiry under Rule…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending February 9, 2018

Misrepresentation/Concealment: genuine issues of material fact remained in dispute regarding whether board-certified real estate attorney committed fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation or concealment by falsely assuring…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Wyoming Enacts Legislation And Adopts New Regulations Governing Credit For Reinsurance And Term And Universal Life Insurance Reserve Financing

New regulations relating to credit for reinsurance and term and universal life insurance reserve financing took effect in Wyoming on November 30, 2017. The regulations implement amendments to Wyoming statutes that took effect…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

Following Cunningham, Pennsylvania District Court Finds Captive Reinsurance Putative Class Action Claims Are Time-Barred

In this putative class action, plaintiffs alleged unlawful practices related to mortgage insurance practices, including a violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (“RESPA”)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Insurance Receiver’s Preemption Argument Under Mccarran-Ferguson Fails To Avoid Arbitration Of Reinsurance Dispute

The receiver for Gramercy Insurance Company sought to avoid arbitration of a reinsurance dispute with Contractor’s Bonding, Ltd., by arguing the FAA was reverse preempted under the McCarran-Ferguson Act…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Insurance

Ninth Circuit Affirms Montana District Court’s Order Confirming Arbitration Award

This case involves an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by Appellants Schilling Livestock, Inc., Kenneth Schilling and Lesley Schilling (collectively, the “Schillings”), of a Montana federal district court’s order…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

From De Novo To Clear Error: Don't Risk Your Standard Of Review When Objecting To A Magistrate's Report

Most attorneys know that failing to contemporaneously object to an adverse ruling can subject the issue to a more stringent standard of review on appeal. For example, failing to object below to a ruling of law means that,…more
 /  Civil Procedure

California Court Of Appeal Remands Matter For Superior Court To Decide Issue Of Arbitrability And Whether Delegation Clause Was Unconscionable

Plaintiff argued both the delegation clause and the arbitration provision of the agreement at issue were unconscionable, requiring the trial court to resolve the merits of the challenge, which it did not…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

No Coverage For Hole-In-One Contest, Says Fore-th Circuit Court of Appeals

They say a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work. For Old White Charities, Inc., a non-profit that conducted a hole-in-one contest during the Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am golf tournament, this could not be…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

S.D.N.Y. Dismisses Insurer’s Claims Against Reinsurance Broker Under Economic Loss Doctrine, Finds No Special Relationship

A New York federal court has dismissed a ceding insurer’s counterclaims against its reinsurance broker, finding the insurer’s claims for negligence and breach of fiduciary were barred by New York’s economic loss doctrine, and…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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