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Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale Construction Law Attorneys

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What is Covered and What is Not Covered Under Your Construction Insurance Policy?

By Sweeney Law, PA |

When commencing a construction project every contractor or owner has to obtain insurance coverage for both the people working on the building and the building itself.  Other additions to the insurance policy can ensure that all parties involved in the construction and those who are likely to come into contact with the construction are… Read More »

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Government Condemnation Actions for Public Constructions and Your Rights

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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

By Sweeney Law, PA |

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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Construction Projects and the Enforcement of HOA Rules

By Sweeney Law, PA |

If you live in a suburban neighborhood, you have most likely interacted in one way or another with your Homeowners’ Association (HOA). These organizations are created under the housing deeds signed by homebuyers. HOA enacts rules that govern certain aspects of how the neighborhood operates and they also enforce existing restrictions, covenants and regulations…. Read More »

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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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Third Party Liability for Construction Site Injuries

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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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Before Hiring a Subcontractor

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The working relationship between a general and subcontractor can be harmonious and productive. However, often, it is quite the opposite. If there are disagreements, the working relationship can be fraught with tension. The general contract is prudent to thoroughly research the subcontractor; this is especially true where the general contractor is unfamiliar with the… Read More »

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