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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Why Associations and Their Managers Need to be Wary of Debt Collections Practices and Laws

May 24, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

The fairly recent case of Agrelov v. Affinity Management Services, LLC, Case No. 15-14136, (11th Cir., November 9, 2016), is instructive for associations and their managers with respect to debt collections, and the trouble that associations and managers can get themselves into when trying to collect on outstanding assessments. In […]

Construction Defect Statute of Repose: Post-Closing Punch-List Work ay Delay its Start

May 4, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals is shaking up the construction defect statute of repose once again.[1] A recent 5th DCA opinion implies that the 10-year construction defect statute of repose does not start to run at the closing of a purchase of a newly-constructed home if there remains punch-list work to complete after closing.

The Apex Doctrine: An Update

May 1, 2017 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

This author recently addressed the issue of deposing high level corporate officers, also known as apex employees. That blog post pointed out that, while the federal courts and some state courts have specifically adopted what is known as the “apex doctrine”, Florida’s courts have not specifically done so; our courts mostly follow the tenets of the doctrine, but it has not specifically been adopted, and some courts decline to follow that principle.

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