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Florida Law Gives Unpaid Subcontractors Powerful, Quick Help

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Many subcontractors are smaller businesses that survive on limited margins. While nobody can survive without getting paid, certainly subcontractors have a much harder time getting by when they aren’t getting paid by the general contractor on the job. Quick, Powerful Remedies Many subcontractors are unaware that Florida Law gives them powerful remedies, when they… Read More »

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Be Wary Of The Economic Waste Rule Which Limits Damages

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When a construction project goes bad, the party receiving the defective or faulty project often asks for repairs, either actual repairs, or the cost of repairs. But both the party doing the construction and the party receiving it, should be aware of the often-overlooked economic waste rule. What is the Economic Waste Rule? The… Read More »

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Who Is Responsible For Weather-Related Construction Project Delays?

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Your construction project is on track and you will certainly meet your contractual deadlines. You’ve planned for just about any contingency. And then it happens: Weather. Not just any weather, but the kind that throws the project into doubt, or even the kind that just throws your tight completion schedule askew. What then? Who… Read More »

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What Is The Duty To Mitigate?

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In the world of contract law, but especially construction law, there is an obligation on all parties to mitigate their damages. In plain terms this means that even if a breach causes you financial injury, it is on you to make sure that the damages (losses) that you suffer aren’t made even worse. If… Read More »

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Building Code Considerations When Rebuilding After A Storm

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After a storm comes through, if the storm is one that does any damage, a property owner likely has a lot of things on his or her mind. The first will likely be fixing the property, but few will give thought to how to accomplish that while staying in compliance with building codes. Documenting… Read More »

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Legal Considerations In Teaming Agreements

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Sometimes, in this world, it’s better not to go it alone. That may be the case with teaming agreements. Teaming agreements can help expand your construction business, and allow you to win jobs (including government jobs) and opportunities that you couldn’t otherwise get by yourself. What is a Teaming Agreement? A teaming agreement is… Read More »

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Shorter Time Limits To Sue Apply To Some Construction Law Cases

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Let’s say that you work on a construction project. You know that for a period of time after the project is complete, that you could be held liable (or at least sued) for defects on the property, or problems that arise from your construction of the property. But how long are you liable? Is… Read More »

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Legal Concerns With “Green” Or Environmentally Friendly Buildings

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Green construction is very popular nowadays, and as awareness of the environment increases, green construction will be more and more prevalent. You may be wondering what “green” construction actually is, even if you have a general idea that the term “green” means environmentally friendly or ecologically sustainable. If you’re wondering just what exactly that… Read More »

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Protecting Your Construction Business’ Trade Secrets

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In construction, some things are known to everyone. How steel or concrete are used, or how to put things together or wire electricity correctly, are generally known to anyone in the industry. But some things aren’t known to everyone-they’re just known to you. These are the “secret sauces” of your business; the technique, product,… Read More »

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Comparative Fault in Construction Law Cases – Who is Liable?

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Comparative fault is the idea that more than one person can be liable for an injury or a breach of some kind of duty. Just think of a car accident—if you run into someone, the person you ran into may have done something to contribute to the accident. If someone falls in your store,… Read More »

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