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Does the Statute of Frauds Apply to a Claim Based on Quantum Meruit?

October 25, 2011 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

It is common knowledge in the legal community that the Statute of Frauds can preclude recovery on an action for breach of contract. However, claims for breach of contract are typically accompanied by some alternative claim should the court find that the contract was unenforceable, such as restitution or quantum meruit. That begs the question of whether the Statute of Frauds would apply to such an alternative claim not based on the purported contract.

Statutory Interest Rates: A Changing Trend in Legislative Intentions

September 19, 2011 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

The trend in Florida over the last thirty years has been changing from simple static interest rates for judgments entered in this state towards a more complex variable rate. A recent amendment to the state law dictating statutory interest rates has many wondering what prompted such a drastic change to the norm. Now, instead of the statutory interest rate changing once per year it will change four times per year. Further, the rate of interest on a judgment is no longer established by the rate at the time it was entered. It appears that the trend in Florida is now shifting away from the simplicity it once knew.

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The Nitty Gritty of Proposals for Settlement from a Plaintiff’s Perspective

June 22, 2011 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Proposals for settlement are a very effective tool to bring contested litigation to a mutually agreeable resolution. If utilized by a Plaintiff, it can create a fee mechanism where a basis may not otherwise exist. When a plaintiff is considering a proposal for settlement, there are specific procedures which must be followed in order for the proposal to be valid and enforceable if accepted. If the proposal is not accepted by the defendant and the procedure is followed correctly, a plaintiff may still be able to secure attorneys’ fees and costs associated with the litigation thereafter.

Single Spouse Ownership and the Ability to Convey Homestead Property

June 10, 2011 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Many people believe that by virtue of holding ownership of a property, the owner may convey the property as they wish. This is not always the case when an individual is married. A home may be owned by only one spouse. The owner of the home may choose to sell or convey the marital home to another individual, without the consent of his or her spouse. In situations such as these, the spouse who failed to give consent, or the “non-joined” spouse, may have a claim invalidating the conveyance through claiming the homestead exemption.

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