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Government Condemnation Actions for Public Constructions and Your Rights

By Sweeney Law, PA |

A government condemnation action is when the state or the federal government offers to pay the owner of property for the government to take over ownership for public construction purposes.  This right of the state and federal government stems from the U.S. Constitution and it is only valid where the government offers just compensation… Read More »

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Florida Senator Calls for Reversal of International Construction Code Action

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Florida Senator Bill Nelson recently called for the reversal of legislation that passed in the Florida legislature permitting the state legislature to strip off the International Building Code standards.  This legislation will make it easier for the governing body to chip away at universally agreed upon standards by permitting periodical review. Much controversy surrounds… Read More »

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Reasons Why Florida is Considered a “Corporation-Friendly” State

By Sweeney Law, PA |

The location of incorporation for a business is an important decision.  The decision is driven by many reasons including how much business sense it makes in relation to the growth of the company.  The location of incorporation is also a logistical decision as a company will want to have a business office of some… Read More »

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Crane Crashes Into Orlando Home: The Importance of Insurance & Safety on Construction Sites

By Sweeney Law, PA |

On September 4th, a construction crane crashed into an Orlando, Florida home.  News reports claim that the roof was under construction when the accident occurred.  The long arm of the crane crashes into the two-story home, splitting the last floor in half. The tip of the crane extended through the house   Luckily, the house… Read More »

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Two Important Statutes Governing Construction in Florida

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There are laws on the book governing how construction claims are handled in Florida.  Some of these laws are unique to Florida, and others are common to a few states.  Contractors and owners, who do not regularly build in Florida, are well served to familiarize themselves with these laws.  Among these construction laws is… Read More »

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Employer Liability For Employee Acts: Frolic or Detour

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As a general rule, employers are responsible for the acts of their employees.  These acts include accidents born out of negligence, acts conducted within the scope of the employment, and acts that are part of the job description.  With general rules there are exceptions.   Although employees are an extension of their employers, this is… Read More »

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My Neighbor Built a Fence on my Property

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Encroachment A normal home improvement project can turn into a huge construction and real estate matter.  Fence builders must be well versed in locating property lines to avoid encroachment.  This is especially the case where homes are built in close proximity.  Encroachment is the building of a structure partly or entirely on a neighbor’s… Read More »

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Three Fundamental Construction Contract Terms

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Given how the construction industry operations, parties must craft construction contracts with clarity and use terms, language that encompasses the multiple eventualities that may occur during the course of the construction project.  There are certain terms to which a drafter should particular pay attention.  These terms dictate the direction of the construction project depending… Read More »

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Best Practices When Dissolving a Business

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When an owner is faced with dissolving a business entity (or winding up a business), there are multiple considerations the owner is faced with to facilitate a smooth and legal process. For one, the entity type and the ownership amount will dictate the legal processes required for dissolution. The owner should consider the status… Read More »

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Latent Construction Defects and the “Discovery Rule”

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After a construction project is completed and the owner of the building takes ownership, the clock starts to run. This proverbial clock is also known as the statute of limitations. If there is a defect in the property, a lawsuit must be filed four years from the date the owner took possession. In other… Read More »

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