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Construction Seminars: Causes of Action and Damages in Construction Defect Disputes – Current Issues and Developments

Guest post by Michael Bittner, Esquire, Marks Gray (Jacksonville) Construction projects involve many parties, from the developer to design professionals, to general contractors, to subcontractors, and to suppliers. When there is a problem on a construction project, some or all of those parties may be responsible. In a typical construction defect lawsuit, an owner may […]

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Registration is Open: Florida Law Alliance Winter Construction Conference

The Florida Law Alliance is pleased to offer a day of continuing education for those involved in the construction industry. The conference will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport-Town Center. Attend Live, In Person or Virtually We are pleased to announce that attendees have the option of […]

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You Failed to Perfect Your Construction Rights – Now What?

Guest post by J. Matthew Belcastro, Esquire, Construction Litigation Attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Florida law provides strict requirements for perfecting and enforcing construction lien rights. Courts have repeatedly stated that anyone seeking to create a construction lien pursuant to Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, must strictly comply with the statutory provisions. Unfortunately, […]

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Recent Developments In The Notice And Opportunity To Cure Provisions Of Chapter 558, Florida Statutes

By: Henderson Franklin Construction Law Attorney J. Matthew Belcastro If you are involved in Florida’s construction industry, you are probably familiar, to some degree, with Chapter 558, Florida Statutes. Chapter 558 is designed as a pre-suit dispute resolution mechanism which requires a project’s owner to give notice to the contractor of perceived construction defects prior […]

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Construction Liens: Don’t Let Your Arbitration Clause Cost You Your Lien Rights

An interesting issue was recently presented to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal in the case of Snell v. Mott’s Contracting Services, Inc. The issue pertained to lien rights and the distinction between filing a lawsuit and resolving a dispute through arbitration. If you are like most people in the construction industry, it probably never […]

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