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The Legal Stages of Construction Bidding

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Construction bidding is the process of submitting a construction proposal to oversee or manage the overseeing of a construction project.  In the case of state or federal government processes, there is a formal bidding process.  The bidding process is overseen by the governmental entity that is making the solicitation. There are a few major… Read More »

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls as a General Contractor

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Running a project as a general contractor is usually a large undertaking.  It is also a huge legal undertaking that requires significant knowledge to avoid legal pitfalls.  Contractors should not risk the possible legal pitfalls that come along with overseeing and providing servicing on a construction project. Seek Legal Review All Contracts Not all… Read More »

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FLORIDA REAL PROPERTY LIENS: FLORIDA STATUTES 713, 718, 720 AND 723.

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We have all seen the news report, it usually goes something like this, a wealthy individual from the northeast has creditors crawling out of the woodwork to collect on large sums of money. The wealthy individual has a multimillion-dollar waterfront Florida residence which the creditors cannot get to. Well the reason for this is… Read More »

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Construction Related Falls Increase in Recent Years

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In 2017, NBC News reported nearly 900 fatal job-related falls.  In August 2018, a man slipped and fell two stories in south Florida, landing on rock below a building. He lost his life about an hour after the incident.  According to a sheriff’s report, the man had unclipped his safety harness shortly before the… Read More »

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ATTORNEY’S FEES & CONTINGENCY FEE MULTIPLIERS IN FLORIDA

By Sweeney Law, PA |

One of the most critical factors in engaging in litigation in Florida is whether or not the prevailing party is entitled to attorney’s fees. Prevailing party attorney’s fees will allow the prevailing party to be reimbursed for their fees in prosecuting/defending claims. Generally, in order to be entitled to prevailing party attorney’s fees in… Read More »

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LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN FLORIDA

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Parties that enter into contracts need to be able to rely upon the other party and ensure that they are going to live up to their end of the bargain. If a party does not fulfill their contractual obligations it will likely have a detrimental impact on the other party. In many cases the… Read More »

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Defending Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Claims

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Business owners have a duty to run their operation with fairness and honesty.  This means that the business delivers what it promises and acts in the interest of their customers and patrons.  Businesses who run afoul of this are subject to claims and lawsuits from the people they serve. They also subject themselves to… Read More »

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The “Good Workmanship” Standard

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In the construction industry, there are set standards of quality that must be met when a structure is being built or a system is being designed.  Without these standards of quality, the work performed will vastly vary in quality from one construction project to the next.  The standards also ensure that safety and public… Read More »

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TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE IN FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Below is a general scenario/discussion that happens way too often in construction projects throughout Florida: Owner to Contractor: You are fired, you no longer can work on this project at all. Pickup all of your equipment and leave ASAP. Contractor to Owner: You can’t do this to me, I have an agreement with you,… Read More »

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LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FLORIDA SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS

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The demand for Florida real estate will probably never cease, as long as there is sunshine, sand, water, and theme parks, individuals from all over the world will be coming to Florida on a vacation/holiday basis. With the advent of websites like vacation by owner, AirBnB, and companies that specialize in managing short-term vacation… Read More »

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