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LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN FLORIDA

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Parties that enter into contracts need to be able to rely upon the other party and ensure that they are going to live up to their end of the bargain. If a party does not fulfill their contractual obligations it will likely have a detrimental impact on the other party. In many cases the… Read More »

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Defending Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Claims

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Business owners have a duty to run their operation with fairness and honesty.  This means that the business delivers what it promises and acts in the interest of their customers and patrons.  Businesses who run afoul of this are subject to claims and lawsuits from the people they serve. They also subject themselves to… Read More »

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The “Good Workmanship” Standard

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In the construction industry, there are set standards of quality that must be met when a structure is being built or a system is being designed.  Without these standards of quality, the work performed will vastly vary in quality from one construction project to the next.  The standards also ensure that safety and public… Read More »

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TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE IN FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Below is a general scenario/discussion that happens way too often in construction projects throughout Florida: Owner to Contractor: You are fired, you no longer can work on this project at all. Pickup all of your equipment and leave ASAP. Contractor to Owner: You can’t do this to me, I have an agreement with you,… Read More »

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LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FLORIDA SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS

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The demand for Florida real estate will probably never cease, as long as there is sunshine, sand, water, and theme parks, individuals from all over the world will be coming to Florida on a vacation/holiday basis. With the advent of websites like vacation by owner, AirBnB, and companies that specialize in managing short-term vacation… Read More »

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Three Instances in a Construction Project Where Legal Input is Invaluable

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Seasoned general contractors who often run construction projects can become desensitized to the legalities of the construction process. Much of construction is legal given the costliness, time investment, and permanence of the business. The end user is always a human being whose safety and health should be ensured. The legalistic nature of construction projects… Read More »

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OSHP: Ensuring Worker Safety on Florida’s Construction Sites

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General contractors in Florida are required to follow two regulating bodies when it comes to workplace health and safety standards.  The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, also known as OSHA, is the federal regulating body that sets standards and ensures that employers are protecting their employees (i.e., construction workers) from workplace hazards.  However, state-based… Read More »

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Avoid These Mistakes When Filing a Mechanic’s Lien

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Florida law permits general contractors, laborers, subcontractors, and suppliers to claim interest in a property they have worked on, but have failed to receive due payment.  A mechanic lien places a security interest on the property for the payment owed.  That interest may be acquired to recuperate the payment for the work performed or… Read More »

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FLORIDA PARTITION ACTIONS

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For over a hundred years entities and people have been investing in Florida real estate. From land speculators that purchase hundreds of acres of land at a clip and sit on them, to snow birds with one-bedroom beach or golf and tennis condominiums, there is and has always been and will always be a… Read More »

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Voluntary and Involuntary Dissolution of a Florida Corporation

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A corporation is a legal entity with its own rights, privileges and liabilities that are separate from the members who created it.  As such, a corporation is viewed as a separate entity (almost like an individual) in the eyes of the law. The individuals who are the shareholders to the corporation own the profits… Read More »

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