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Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 2015

October 29, 2015 In The News

Jimerson Birr profiled by the Florida Times-Union in an article highlighting the firm’s distinction as one of Florida’s “Best Companies to Work For” and its commitment to putting employees first.

Protecting Property Interests and Rights in Eminent Domain Actions and Government Takings: Part V

October 22, 2015 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Eminent Domain Law Blog

This blog post is part V in a series of posts to assist private property owners with protecting their property interests and rights in eminent domain actions and government takings. Part I provided a general overview of eminent domain and the government’s ability to take private property for public use. Part II discussed Florida law on the allowable scope for the taking of private property, which is determined by the element of reasonable necessity. Part III addressed regulatory takings, and Part IV explained how “just compensation” is determined. The fifth and final addition to this series concerns a property owner’s entitlement to attorney’s fees in eminent domain proceedings.

Florida Building Code: Violations and Claims

October 1, 2015 Construction Industry Legal Blog

The purpose of the Florida Building Code (“Code”) is to establish minimum requirements to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Its provisions apply to, among other things, construction, alteration, modification and repairs of buildings and structures. Therefore, it is no surprise that construction and design defect claims in Florida often involve one party alleging that a contractor, developer, design professional, subcontractor, or even a supplier are liable for violations of the Code.

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