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Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Breach of Contract Under the UCC

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Contracts made in the context of selling goods are treated differently than contracts made for services and other intangible transactions. The contracts made for the sale of goods are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.  The Uniform Commercial Code is a standardized set of laws and regulations for transacting business in the sale of… Read More »

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TRANSFORMING APARTMENT BUILDINGS INTO CONDOMINIUMS IN FLORIDA

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Condominium conversions have and continue to be a popular segment of the housing market in Florida. Basically, a condo conversion is the process in which rental buildings are converted into condominiums. However, many prospective buyers are unaware of the unique peculiarities established by condo conversions. Florida Statutes – Chapter 718 Condominiums – Part IV Conversions… Read More »

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Bond Claims in Construction Law

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In the construction industry, there are legal mechanisms to ensure that deliverables are met and are met on time.  The mechanism of the surety bond is one such means of ensuring that the deliverables of the construction project are fulfilled.  In definitional terms, a construction bond is a type of surety bond used by… Read More »

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JUST A LITTLE OFF THE TOP: THE EQUITY SKIMMING SCAM

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Florida homeowners have had much to feel good about due to the real estate recovery that has taken place since the housing market collapsed in 2007-08. But homeowners aren’t the only ones taking advantage of rising equity. Scam artists also have dollar signs in their eyes. Although the economy has been improving and home… Read More »

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Waivers of Subrogation

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Subrogation clauses are commonplace in construction contracts.  These terms are a safe harbor for insurance companies who want to recover for policy dollars paid out as a result of injury, property damage and any other kinds of loss stemming from a construction project.  These agreements are often between the insurance company and the prime… Read More »

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WHAT IS A CHANGE ORDER IN A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

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When negotiating a construction contract, it is often difficult for the parties to absolutely define the scope of the work that is to be completed. These types of agreements are frequently altered during performance of the project. This is accomplished through a process commonly referred to as a ‘change order’. A change order is… Read More »

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When Construction Work Becomes a Nuisance

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Construction work is inherently noisy and interfering.  Depending on the circumstances, individuals who are residing in close proximity to construction work may have a legal claim for such interferences.  State and local officials utilize the permitting system to regulate many aspects of construction work to reduce the chances of interference with another’s use and… Read More »

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FLORIDA’S TIPSY COACHMAN DOCTRINE

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The “tipsy coachman” doctrine displays the “well-established rule that trial court decisions are presumptively valid and should be affirmed, if correct, regardless of whether the reasons advanced are erroneous.” Vandergriff v. Vandergriff, 456 So. 2d 464, 466 (Fla. 1984). Appellate courts can, “affirm a decision from a lower tribunal that reaches the right result… Read More »

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