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

Arbitrator’s Decision Not Based On Manifest Disregard Of The Law, But Challenge To That Decision Was Not So Meritless As To Warrant Sanctions

Jonathan Kessler brought a claim in arbitration against his former employer, Kent Building Services, after he was fired from his job as Kent’s president, asserting that he had not been fired for cause and was thus owed…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Putting the Compensability Brakes on Frequent Employee Breaks

Are frequent and short work breaks necessitated by an employee’s serious health condition considered “compensable” time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Last week, the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Department…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

SEC Proposes New Standards Of Conduct For Broker-Dealers And Investment Advisers

On April 18, the SEC voted four to one to propose new standards of conduct for broker-dealers (BDs) and investment advisers (IAs)…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Minor Not Bound—Directly Or Indirectly—By Arbitration Agreement In Mother’s Credit Card Agreement

Last month the Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court order enforcing an arbitration agreement contained in cardholder agreement as applied against the minor daughter (“A.D.”) of the cardholder, rejecting the bank’s attempt to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Get Ready: IRS To End OVDP

Recently, I discussed the impact of so-called “soft letters” sent by the IRS to various groups of taxpayers with offshore asset disclosure compliance issues…more
 /  Taxation

Court Vacates Arbitration Award In Crop Insurance Dispute That Awarded Remedies Preempted By Federal Law

The plaintiff, a farming company, demanded arbitration against Diversified Crop Insurance Services over the nonpayment of federally reinsured claims…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Conflict of Laws, Insurance

DC Court Weighs Whether Bristol-Myers Squibb Applies To Class Actions In Whole Foods Case

The District of Columbia district court added to the growing collection of orders opining on whether and to what extent the Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb applies to class actions…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Florida Constitution Revision Commission Meets for Final Time and Approves 8 Ballot Measures

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) met in an extended session on April 16, and approved a total of eight ballot measures to revise the Florida Constitution. This extended session acted as the final meeting for…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

West Virginia Amends Credit For Reinsurance Statute To Conform To NAIC Model, Effective January 1, 2019

West Virginia House Bill 4230, approved by Governor Justice on March 27, amends the statutory requirements relating to when an insurer may claim credit for reinsurance to conform to the NAIC model law…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

NAIC Disclosure Developments

Annuity Illustration Standard Changes: On March 2, the Annuity Disclosure (A) Working Group of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners agreed to recommend the adoption of a revision to the NAIC’s Annuity Disclosure…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Securities Law

Another Bout in the NAIC Best Interest Standard Title Fight

In response to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Annuity Suitability Working Group’s (Suitability WG) proposed revisions to the "Suitability and Best Interest Standard of Conduct in Annuity Transactions…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Securities Law

Insurers Keep Providing Corporate Governance Disclosures Without Complaint—Yet

Following the financial crisis, the NAIC undertook a solvency modernization initiative (SMI) to update insurance regulators on insurance companies’ regulatory frameworks. One part of the SMI, meant to keep regulators informed on…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

New York Trial Court Finds Lexington Has No Duty to Provide Coverage for Damages Stemming from an Insured’s Knowing and Intentional Conduct

County of Suffolk v. Lexington Ins. Co., Case Number 604661-2017, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Suffolk County - Under New York law, the requirement of a fortuitous loss is a necessary element for coverage to exist…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Fourth Circuit Dismisses Appeal Of Order Compelling Arbitration In Voluntarily Dismissed Class Action

This case arose from a putative class action alleging claims against Groupon on the basis of its reimbursement policies. After the trial court ordered the parties to arbitrate pursuant to an arbitration clause in the parties’…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Court Applies The “Intertwined-Ness Test” To Find That A Non-Signatory Could Invoke Equitable Estoppel To Compel Arbitration

The court applied a two-part “intertwined-ness test” to determine whether an arbitration agreement allowed a non-signatory to invoke equitable estoppel to compel arbitration…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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