Category Archives: Construction

Contractors: Are your contracts prepared for a Hurricane? A look into force majeure clauses following Hurricane Michael.

In the construction industry, a natural disaster such as Hurricane Michael often leaves contractors wondering “what now?” CONTINUE READING...

The Timeliness of Construction-Related Lawsuits – Recent Amendments to Fla. Stat. § 95.11(3)(c)

In Florida, the allowed timeframe for bringing a lawsuit based either on a defect in the design, planning, or construction of a building or based on other improvements to real property is governed by Fla. Stat. § 95.11(3)(c). The Florida Legislature recently passed House Bill 875, effectively amending Fla. Stat. § 95.11(3)(c). Chapter 18-97, Florida Laws, provides that the amendments discussed herein became effective on July 1, 2018. CONTINUE READING...

Top Three Ways for Contractors to Score a Federal Indictment

As if the threat of local or state licensure investigations is not enough to induce an instant case of irritable bowel syndrome for a contractor that just realized they unwittingly ran afoul of state regulations – or already knew and just got caught - contractors would be wise to recognize that their missteps could land them in even hotter water with the United States government. CONTINUE READING...

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish – Defenses and Affirmative Relief Sought Under a Construction Contract

Construction contracts serve a vital role in every project to protect the interests of parties and dictate the roles and obligations of each interested entity. Parties to a contract must review and understand each term within a contract and the interplay such terms may have with one another. But what happens when a lawsuit is filed and in response a party raises both defenses and affirmative relief they are rightfully entitled to under a contract, although such defenses and rights may otherwise be inconsistent with one another. CONTINUE READING...

READ Before You Dig – Florida’s Anti-Indemnification Statute is Inapplicable to Utility Contracts

Nothing can be certain, except death, taxes, and arguments about the enforceability of indemnification provisions in construction contracts. CONTINUE READING...

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