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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

By Sweeney Law, PA |

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

By Sweeney Law, PA |

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

By Sweeney Law, PA |

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

By Sweeney Law, PA |

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

By Sweeney Law, PA |

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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Legal Liability for Construction Site Accidents

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Construction site accidents are rampant in the construction industry.  In addition to its frequency, the politics of liability can turn complex given the many parties involved on a construction site and the legal implications that can arise depending on the standard of care expected from the party.  On any traditional, larger-scale construction site, there… Read More »

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PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL IN FLORIDA

By Sweeney Law, PA |

A corporation is a legal entity separate and distinct from its shareholders.  The corporate form usually protects shareholders from personal liability for the corporation’s debts. Nevertheless, shareholders cannot use corporate status to limit their liability, and then use the corporate form to cover their fraud.  Under such conditions, a party may seek to “pierce… Read More »

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An Overview of Construction Contract Warranties

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Warranties are ubiquitous in all contracts. In short, warranties are promises or assurances regarding the deliverables of the contract. Warranties can come in the form of clear and precise words of assurances listed in the contract terms. These are called express contract term—they are expressly written into the body of the contract. Alternatively, implied… Read More »

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DEFENSES TO FLORIDA’S CIVIL THEFT STATUTE

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Florida’s Civil Theft statute is an appealing claim to many plaintiffs because, if successful, it permits recovery of treble damages and attorney fees. Civil theft claims can be alleged by individuals and businesses alike, and are meant to create civil liability for criminal practices that are violations of 812.012-812.037 or 825.103(1) of the Florida Statutes (i.e. crimes of… Read More »

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