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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...

First Cost and Betterment – Two Types of Defenses against Claims for Construction Damages

If you are a designer or contractor who’s been accused of negligent design or construction, you will want to analyze the owner’s claimed damages to see if they might be reduced by the amount of the first costs or betterment. CONTINUE READING...