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Florida Law Governing Statute of Limitations for Construction Defects

By Sweeney Law, PA |

The Florida Legislature passed CS/CS/HB 377 into law on May 4, 2017. The statute is an amendment to a previous law governing the statutes of limitation and repose for claims flowing from the design, planning or construction of an improvement to real property. The previous statute caused much confusion as to when the statute… Read More »

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Common Construction Insurance Disputes

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Businesses in the construction industry engaged in construction projects are wise to carry construction insurance to protect it as well as their workers from risks. Obtaining construction insurance has become a routine occurrence as part of the construction process. Construction companies do not think twice as it is normal for owners to require it… Read More »

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Sweeney Law, P.A. Prevails at Trial in the Defense of Real Estate Professional in Malicious Prosecution Claim

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Sweeney Law, P.A. successfully defended a Florida Real Estate Professional at trial in the defense of a malicious prosecution claim. Plaintiff’s action was based upon an alleged improper underlying eviction action against Plaintiff that had been dismissed several months earlier. Significant efforts were made to reach a negotiated resolution for this matter, however, Plaintiff… Read More »

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Third Party Liability for Construction Site Injuries

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Construction work is certainly one of the most dangerous jobs around today. With injury as a constant possibility, employers and contractors must ensure that they have protocol and practices in place to lessen the likelihood of injury. Federal laws under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provide guidelines and regulate safety in the construction… Read More »

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Yes, Contractual Interference is a Cause of Action

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Tortious interference, also known as intentional interference with contractual relations, is a common law cause of action. Common law causes of action are man-made laws that arise from court decisions. In other words, this cause of action is not statutory. Tortious interference allows claims for damages against defendants who intentionally interfere with the plaintiff’s… Read More »

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Safety Standards and the Top Three Causes of Death in the Construction Industry

By Sweeney Law, PA |

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) creates standards governing the safety and health of construction workers as well as the public. Not only do they regulate the industry, but they also monitor and administer regulations to ensure compliance. Periodically, OSHA releases health and safety guidelines governing broad areas of health and safety standards… Read More »

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Third Party Liability for Construction Site Injuries

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Construction work is certainly one of the most dangerous jobs around today. With injury as a constant possibility, employers and contractors must ensure that they have protocol and practices in place to lessen the likelihood of injury. Federal laws under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provide guidelines and regulate safety in the construction… Read More »

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Business5

Yes, Contractual Interference is a Cause of Action

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Tortious interference, also known as intentional interference with contractual relations, is a common law cause of action. Common law causes of action are man-made laws that arise from court decisions. In other words, this cause of action is not statutory. Tortious interference allows claims for damages against defendants who intentionally interfere with the plaintiff’s… Read More »

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Safety Standards and the Top Three Causes of Death in the Construction Industry

By Sweeney Law, PA |

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) creates standards governing the safety and health of construction workers as well as the public. Not only do they regulate the industry, but they also monitor and administer regulations to ensure compliance. Periodically, OSHA releases health and safety guidelines governing broad areas of health and safety standards… Read More »

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Mechanic’s Liens: Creation, Perfection, and Priority

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Although it sounds unrelated to the building construction industry, a mechanic’s lien is a powerful tool for building contractors and subs who seek to collect for their completed work. A contractor should consider a mechanic’s lien when the owner of a property or the entity responsible for payment does furnish payment according to a… Read More »

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