Melbourne Legal Blog

The Orlando-area VillageWalk at Lake Nona Homeowners Association filed a lawsuit against a construction company, JR Davis Construction, and a professional services firm, KPMG LLP, on Dec. 12. The homeowners association alleges that the construction on the KPMG Learning and Innovation Center damaged many properties in their private, gated community. In their lawsuit, VillageWalk chronicles […]

The Regalia condo association has filed a lawsuit against the architectural firm, developer, general contractor and at least 22 other subcontractors for their poor design and construction of a luxury high-rise in Sunny Isles Beach. They contend that at least $30 million in repairs is needed to fix the 47-story, 39-unit building’s design flaws and […]

Construction law is a complex area that requires a good understanding of not only the laws but also the construction industry. There are many issues that can creep up during a project that require you to act. It is imperative that you keep a close eye on what is going on so that you know […]

Florida, as we know, is a lovely place to live. However, a significant downside to living here, as we also know, is the number of national disasters that we face. Hurricane Michael, which struck the northern part of Florida in October, caused at least $11 billion in damage and leveled countless homes. Impacted Floridians, undoubtedly, […]

Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeals has overturned a verdict favoring a home builder in a lawsuit, meaning a case filed by a group of homeowners alleging construct defects have affected their properties can go on. A lower court had ruled in favor of the home builder in the initial verdict, saying the case hadn’t […]

A Seminole County, Florida, community association has been awarded $3.8 million over the poor construction of its road system. The community was built in 2004, and soon after moving in, homeowners reported cracks, depressions and potholes in the neighborhood’s main road and along side streets. The developer responded that residents had caused the defects by […]

The time, cost and headaches involved with the typical construction lawsuit are substantial. Whether you’re the buyer of real estate or a construction business, you’ll want to do everything you can to avoid such legal altercations. Here are three tips that will help you avoid a construction lawsuit: 1) Review your construction and purchase contracts […]

Hurricane season is a time during which residents remain alert and ensure they are keeping track of the tropics. There is a scramble after the hurricane hits to ensure that homes and businesses are fixed. This is a business boom for contractors and even handymen who are prepared to help people get things back together. […]

The sound of the construction of the Wekiva Parkway extension in Mount Dora, Florida, probably would be bad enough for the residents of a nearby mobile home park. But now, some have told a local television station that the construction has caused way more than just noise. Some residents of the mobile home park contend […]

A West Palm Beach company, Kast Construction, has sued its Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, subcontractor, Titus Construction, for performing allegedly shoddy work on a condo building named ONE St. Petersburg. The subcontractor has countersued Kast on the grounds that they were asked to complete work that wasn’t in the contract nor compensated for. According to a […]

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