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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Construction Work and Environmental Law Concerns

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Individuals in the construction industry have many obligations that is external to the work they are performing.  The construction industry must work diligently to minimize the externalities that they pass on to the general public.  For example, before starting a project that requires underground digging, a contractor is mandated to perform an investigation to… Read More »

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SALCEDO AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR TCPA ACTIONS IN FLORIDA

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A topical decision by the Eleventh Circuit will make it more problematic for plaintiffs to establish standing to sue under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  In Salcedo v. Hanna, et al., Case No. 17-14077, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 25967 (11th Cir. 2019), the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a single text message did not cause sufficient… Read More »

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“Slip and Fall” Tort Litigation Guidance for Business Owners

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Business owners have a large amount of responsibility to secure their premises from dangerous conditions that may be hazardous to their patrons.  That is part of the cost of operating a business.  However, when a claim is filed, the business owner must make assertive decisions to ensure that the litigation is proper and that… Read More »

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EMPLOYEES VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS IN FLORIDA

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Though there are many distinctions between employees and independent contractors, possibly the most apparent one is that an employer of an independent contractor does not have the right to control or direct the means or method of completing the work results, only the result of the work itself. Put differently, the right to control… Read More »

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Common Ethical Issues in Construction Law

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Construction law like many other areas of law is fraught with tangential issues that can permeate into the substance of construction law issues. Parties engaged in construction contracting are wise to look for and anticipate ethics issues before they become a problem. The common pitfalls are subtle and usually not discoverable unless familiar with… Read More »

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THE TYPES OF DEEDS UTILIZED IN FLORIDA REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

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There are essentially four basic types of deeds in Florida and a few additional specialized ones based off those four. Those four basic types of deeds, in order of diminishing benefit to the Grantee, are: the Warranty Deed, the Special Warranty Deed, the Fee Simple Deed, and the Quit Claim Deed. Furthermore, you have… Read More »

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