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December 2011

December 22, 2011 In The News

In a story picked up by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today and Yahoo! Finance, two Jacksonville newspapers broke news about Jimerson Birr’s filing of a shareholders derivative action to block $560 Million acquisition.

Pleading Requirements for Establishing an Equitable Lien Claim

December 12, 2011 Construction Industry Legal Blog

In today’s market, there is a much greater risk of investing labor and materials into a construction project as the probability of actually getting paid for your services is markedly reduced. In many cases, a lack of funding leads to abandonment of the project leaving vendors fighting to recover funds owed from whatever money is still left. In this situation, the only legal emedy may be an equitable lien against the real property.

Fraudulent Lien Claims Under Florida Law

November 3, 2011 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida’s lien law is an especially draconian area of the law. Filing a lien is an invaluable tool to help you as a contractor, sub-contractor or materialman get paid on a construction job. It can also get you into trouble unless the statute is strictly followed. Legislative amendments have softened the blow of fraudulent lien claims, but the statutes still carries heavy penalties

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