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Construction Defects – Time Limits under Florida’s Statute of Limitations

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Moving day, whether it involves moving into a brand-new home or an older home that has been renovated, renewed or refreshed, is the culmination of a long planning process that involves many details and lots of decisions. Even a more limited construction project, such as an addition or a renovation, requires careful attention and… Read More »

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Preventing Construction Worker Falls

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Workplace injuries occur across all industries and can affect workers in all roles. When it comes to worker fatalities in industry, the construction industry factors significantly in statistical calculations. According to OSHA, on-the-job fatalities, lead to more than 14 deaths per day across all industry sectors in 2018. Of private industry fatalities for the… Read More »

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Condominium Transfer Fees in Florida

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Moving into a new home involves many costs – some anticipated and some unanticipated – for both homeowners and rental tenants. Anticipated costs may include such items as relocation expenses and insurance. Other costs, such as renovation costs and expenses for new furnishings and fixtures, can be anticipated or unexpected. For any Florida condominium… Read More »

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Can My Business Operate as an LLC in Florida?

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If you are starting up a new business this year, one important consideration is how that business will operate, or, in other words, your choice of business form. For many new businesses these days, the LLC is a popular choice. In fact, according to the Department of State, Division of Corporations, there were well… Read More »

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Florida Lien Law – What Does Your Contract Say About Who Pays Subcontractors?

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Florida’s lien law is made up of several parts, each of which governs liens in different types of businesses or industries. The first part of the lien law – which covers construction liens – covers construction liens, an important subject for anyone involved in a construction project, whether a contractor, subcontractor, or property owner…. Read More »

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Attorney Brendan A. Sweeney of Sweeney Law, P.A. Featured in the March Edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister – TRIAL TECHNOLOGY STEPS

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Use of Courtroom Technology in The 17th Judicial Circuit Attorneys we regularly have to use technology in the courtroom, which ranges from evidentiary hearings with the use of a video clip, to a full-blown trial with several videos, power point presentations, online presentations, and the like. The last thing you want to do is… Read More »

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Legal Remedies for Slow Moving Contractors

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Home improvement projects involve time and effort – from the planning stages to finding a contractor to finally seeing the plan take shape. Sometimes, the time it takes in between finding a contractor and seeing the plan take shape seems excessive. Complaints about undue delay are not uncommon. Homeowners (or other contracting parties) often… Read More »

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Statute of Limitations – Actions Based on the Design, Planning or Construction of Improvements to Real Property

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For various types of lawsuits, except for actions seeking to recover real property, Florida provides limitations periods, often referred to as statutes of limitations, in Fla. Stat. 95.11. Basically, these laws limit the time that a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit based on a particular type of claim. Under Fla. Stat. 95.11(3)(c), for… Read More »

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USING A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN FLORIDA LITIGATION PROCEEDINGS

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The use of private investigators (“PI”) in Florida litigation is more common than many people recognize. My general rule is that if the stakes are high enough then the likelihood of parties utilizing PI’s is there. A couple of years ago, Sweeney Law, P.A. was representing a surgeon that was forced into retirement due… Read More »

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The Law Governing Latent Construction Defects

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Defects in construction are usually seen and discoverable by the owner who has received the deliverable.  These defects are clear to the naked eye or they are discoverable after some technical investigation. As such, the statute of limitations begins to run when the defect is discovered for the purposes of making a claim.  However,… Read More »

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