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Construction Litigation Archives

Reputable contractors stand behind their work

There is a bit of time before hurricane season hits this area again. One thing that homeowners can do now is to find a contractor they trust so that if there is a big storm, they are prepared. All too often, Florida residents are taken advantage of by contractors who just see weather damage as a way to make money.

A Port Charlotte contractor sues the county for a contract breach

A Port Charlotte construction company, A2 Group Incorporated (Inc.) filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Charlotte County on Dec. 9. The contractor, who was responsible for building a shooting range for local law enforcement to use, alleges that they never received their final $650,0000 payment from the county for their labors. Charlotte County administrators recently announced their plans to countersue.

Florida International University bridge victims settle for $103 m

Munilla Construction Management (MCM), the general contractor that was responsible for the construction of the pedestrian bridge near Florida International University's (FIU) Sweetwater campus, has settled with six of the families who lost loved ones when it collapsed trapping them beneath on March 15, 2018. The estates of the deceased will ultimately split up $102.7 million among themselves. The families of the remaining victims weren't party to this lawsuit.

Making sense of Florida's statutory condo construction warranty

Florida Statutes Title XL Real and Personal Property § 718.203 outlines how a developer extends an implied warranty of fitness and merchantability when they turn over a unit to a condominium owner. It only covers the purchaser for specified uses or purposes though.

Bridge collapse may bring liability concerns to builder

Florida has one of the fastest-moving construction industries in the United States, with high-rises that seem to shoot spontaneously into the air to the skylines of Miami and Orlando. But there is a lot of work that goes into every project, from planning to dedication, and each one has to be carefully tended by professionals.

What are the 6 primary types of construction delays?

Construction delays can be both inconvenient and costly for all parties involved. One project not being completed on time can become like a domino effect from the contractor's perspective. It can result in other jobs starting late. A homeowner may not have anywhere to move if their new home isn't finished by the expected deadline. Some construction delays are avoidable but not all of them are. There may be different legal remedies that you can pursue depending on how your delay is classified.

Florida Building Codes help protect residents

The likelihood of hurricanes means that people in Florida must live in homes that can withstand the winds from these major storms. In order to do this, you count on contractors to ensure the jobs they do for you meet the current building codes for hurricanes.

A Miami-Dade condo association sues a contractor over damage

The Brickell East condo association filed suit against the Echo Brickell and the construction company John Moriarty and Associates in Miami-Dade circuit court last week. The former accuses the latter of having reneged on their agreement to keep the impact to their building to a minimum.

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