Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

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Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP 
Tampa, Florida Office
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One Harbour Place, Suite 500, 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, Florida  33602

(Hillsborough Co.)

Telephone: 813-281-1900
Telecopier: 813-281-0900
Outside Florida: 1-800-283-1193


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About this office:

We are unique in that our practice is devoted entirely to defense and insurance litigation. Our clients are corporations, insurance companies, and insured individuals, and our representation of them has taken us across the United States, to Europe and the Caribbean. We aspire to provide the highest quality counsel and, at the same time, to meet the administrative demands of our institutional clients. Hopefully, our 30 year record speaks for itself.

In professional activities, our history is a distinguished record. Our partners have played prominent roles in national legal organizations, such as the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (President), the Defense Research Institute (Board of Directors), and Lawyers for Civil Justice (President). We know that our participation in these bodies builds our legal knowledge. We also believe that the professional connections we have gained, provide a demonstrable benefit to our clients.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
AppellateArson & Fraud
Casualty Defense LitigationCoverage Defense
Extra ContractualMedical & Professional Malpractice Liability
ReinsuranceSubrogation & Recovery

Statement of Practice Summary:
Insurance; Self-Insured Defense; Litigation Practice; Property Law; Fire; Theft Losses; Business Interruption; Builders Risk; Construction Law; Environmental Contamination; Class Actions; Excess Disputes; Complex Coverage; General Casualty; Toxic Torts; Cargo; Legal Malpractice; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Litigation; Fidelity And Surety; Premises Liability; Governmental Liability; Directors; Officers; Products Liability; Extra-Contractual; Large Loss Subrogation Matters; Appellate Practice; Federal Practice.

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Florida Ruling Addresses Appraisal and "Bad Faith"
W. Douglas Berry, November 15, 2014
A Florida appellate court ruled an insured can sue its first-party property insurer for "bad faith" following an appraisal so long as certain conditions precedent have been satisfied.

Is Texas Following Florida’s Lead on Changing the Economic Loss Rule?
Mary Jo Kuusela, November 15, 2014
Practicing in both Florida and Texas I have seen the Economic Loss Rule evolve over the years, and its direct impact on the recovery potential for our subrogation claims appears to be moving in a positive direction. Recently, the Texas Supreme Court held in a per curium opinion in Chapman Custom...

Threat of Future Harm as a result of a Cyber Breach May be Sufficient to Confer Standing
John V. Garaffa,Matthew W. Peaire, November 15, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that the threat of future harm alleged in a class action complaint is sufficient "injury" to satisfy the "case or controversy" requirement of Article III of the United States Constitution. The order...

Year Established: 1979

(All attorneys are members of their local Bar Associations and The Florida Bar).

(For complete Biographical Data on other Personnel, see Professional Biographies at Tallahassee, Florida)

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