The Florida Supreme Court decided on Dec. 27 that it will hear arguments about the insurance practice known as "assignment of benefits".
Florida's chief financial officer (CFO) said he intends to work with the legislature to close a loophole regarding the payment of insurance money directly to contractors instead of homeowners. Jimmy Patronis said some unscrupulous contractors are taking advantage of homeowners who receive insurance settlements for property damage. He says they're allowing payments to be paid directly to the contractor.
Embarking on a construction project in the state of Florida is always going to include some risk, even if you have spent time carefully drafting the contract and the terms. If a dispute has arisen in a construction project that you are a part of, it is important that you address the problem immediately.
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.
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 safety concerns.
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 when you need to bring up a problem to the contractor.
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.
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 Seminole County, Florida, community association has been awarded $3.8 million over the poor construction of its road system.
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.