Tag Archives: construction

Does the catalyst theory for recovery of attorneys’ fees apply to settlement agreements? (Does it apply, at all?)

Is the famed catalyst theory for recovery of attorneys’ fees still alive in Florida (was it ever) and how might it be applied to Settlement Agreements? Are you protected from / entitled to a claim for attorneys’ fees after you’ve settled? CONTINUE READING...

Construction Liens– Is the Work Actually An “Improvement?”

Florida courts seem to suggest that certain cleaning and maintenance services are not lienable under Chapter 713, Florida Statutes. CONTINUE READING...

Calculating Contractor’s Damages Under a Partially Performed Construction Contract

Since the work was two thirds complete at the time of termination, your thought is to take two thirds of the entire contract amount, subtract out payments received to date, and present this figure as your recoverable damages. Is this approach, which is known as the percentage of completion method, the correct one? CONTINUE READING...

Bracing for Impact: What Standard for Expert Testimony Will the Florida Supreme Court Choose?

Almost 200 public comments were filed by attorneys and private companies, all weighing in on the Daubert v. Frye standards. CONTINUE READING...

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