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March 2018 Archives

Fort Lauderdale airport results in Broward County lawsuit

The owners of Dania Farms have just settled a legal battle with Broward County, to the tune of $42 million plus fees. The suit claimed that the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport resulted in frequent flooding of the farm's 38 acres.

Corrupt construction company keeps child care center's cash

The Melbourne, Florida, area is one of the premier areas in the country for all kinds of interesting building projects. Attracted by the weather, the nature and the opportunities, people from across the country and across the world flock to Melbourne to build homes and businesses. The sheer volume of construction that is underway each day inevitably results in construction disputes.

Know what types of construction defects might occur

Construction defects come in many different types. You can't look for only obvious defects when you are trying to make sure that your project is being handled in an appropriate manner. Instead, you need to be nitpicky so that you might be able to spot what is wrong before it becomes a huge problem for your project.

Violations of noncompetition agreements can become costly

Employers having their new employees sign noncompetition agreements (NCA) has become increasingly popular over the past few decades. Two of the most common reasons that an employer may have one of their workers sign an NCA are either out of goodwill or to protect trade secrets.

Tips for commercial real estate investments

If you're wondering if investing in commercial real estate property is a good idea, make sure you do your homework. Some people would not dream of going into this market and if you don't have a heap of ambition, it may not be for you either.

Payments for trust litigation can come from trusts themselves

Trust litigation can be a complicated area of law, and Florida maintains a variety of codes that regulate how trusts are formed and modified in a court of law. Much of this aspect of law deals with who is entitled to a trust in total or assets and value contained in one.

Businesses shouldn't lose money due to construction issues

Businesses count on being able to use the facilities and structures that they own. When there are issues with these facilities, there is a chance that you won't be able to open or run your business as you need to. This costs you time and money.

Crane damage provokes dispute

Melbourne, Florida, is the site of many construction projects and, at times, the site of some pretty extreme weather, such as the torrential rains and high winds brought by Hurricane Irma. When all of those things coincide, there can be problems at construction sites, and corresponding construction litigation.

Is a deed restricted home a good investment?

If you are thinking about purchasing a home in a gated community in the Melbourne area, you might want to look closely at the homeowners association rules. There is the possibility that you might end up with a deed restricted home. Though you probably believe that owning a home gives you the right to do what you want with the property, a deed restriction limits your options. 

Closing on your condo may require you to take out insurance

If you're looking to purchase a condo, then some legal experts warn that you should be cautious to see if either your co-op, bank or condo board requires you to take out insurance before you close on its purchase.

Pinellas County suit alleges mismanagement by contractor

Construction is big business in Florida, and contractors and developers are always hard at work fulfilling their customers' needs. Large projects often require multiple companies and services to complete, while renovations and single homes are often handled by a single contractor.

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