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Carlton Fields Defending CEO and Sole Owner Robin Fleming in Legal Battle Over Miss America Ownership and Control

TAMPA, FL – Carlton Fields, a leading national law firm, is defending Robin Fleming, both individually and as the sole owner, manager and CEO of Miss America IP, LLC and Miss America Competition, LLC (collectively “Miss America”) in a Palm Beach County Circuit Court lawsuit engineered by Glenn Straub. Ms. Fleming asserts that the baseless lawsuit is purposely crafted to destroy Miss America’s iconic brand.

The lawsuit attempts to seize Ms. Fleming’s rightful ownership of Miss America, despite her sole purchase of Miss America in December 2022 after a long history of involvement with the organization. As set forth in a May 1, 2024, statement by Miss America’s former officers and board of directors, “The entire Board voted unanimously to transfer the assets to Robin Fleming, as we sought to continue the legacy of the Miss America mission which includes educating and empowering women and supporting organizations that promote and support women in all walks of life.”

As Miss America announced in a May 1, 2024, statement, Mr. Straub has no formal role within Miss America nor any relationship with its partners, licensees or participants, and has no authority to act on its behalf. 

Ms. Fleming, with Carlton Fields by her side, is committed to vigorously defending Miss America and protecting its 103-year history. As long-time followers and supporters of Miss America know, “Miss America is more than a title, it’s a movement of empowering young women everywhere to dream big, to insist that their voices be heard and to inspire change in the world around them.” Carlton Fields takes this mission seriously and looks forward to ensuring Ms. Fleming’s voice is heard, as the sole owner and entrusted leader of an organization beloved by women across America.


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