Florida Construction Industry Law Blog


Construction Industry Webinar: Liens and Protecting Your Right to Get Paid

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. Part 2, titled “Liens and Protecting Your Right to Get Paid,” covered Florida lien law … Read Full Post

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Construction Industry Webinar: Notice and Documenting of Claims

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. Part 1, titled “Notice and Documenting of Claims,” covered notice and documenting of claims; specifically, … Read Full Post

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What Insurers Need to Know about Florida’s Statute of Repose for Construction Defects

When can a construction CGL insurer finally breathe easy? The answer can be found in Fla. Stat. § 95.11(3)(c), Florida’s statute of limitations and repose for construction defects. The statute of limitations prohibits construction defect claims 4 years after the claim … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) Part 2: Implementing Safeguards and Internal Procedures to Establish a Bona Fide Error Defense to Violations of the FCCPA

Part 1 of this series provided an overview of Florida’s Consumer Collections Practices Act (FCCPA) and explained why it is imperative for all business owners to be aware of, and understand, the FCCPA.  This article explores Section 559.77’s bona fide … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) Part 1: Understanding the FCCPA

All businesses in the state of Florida need to be familiar with Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”).  The FCCPA is found at Sections 559.55-559.785 of the Florida Statutes.  The FCCPA is intended to protect consumers and is intentionally unfair … Read Full Post

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Five Key Tips for Construction Delay Claim Success

Delays are sometimes unavoidable on construction projects. When delays occur, they can often result in increased costs to contractors and subcontractors, and may bring exposure to owner claims for liquidated damages for delay.   Certain types of delays, such as those … Read Full Post

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Workforce Guidance for Construction Companies Returning to Full Operation

Many Florida construction companies have spent the past month in varying states of partial operation due to the Governor’s stay-at-home order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although restraints are now starting to be lifted, that does not mean things will … Read Full Post

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Does an Insurer Have a Duty to Defend a Claim Immediately Upon Receipt of a Florida Chapter 558 Construction Defect Notice?

Construction projects are fragile and issues often arise when the project in practice doesn’t match the project in planning. Resolving these issues has become more standardized with the enactment of Florida Statutes Chapter 558, but the chapter may create as … Read Full Post

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Conditional Payment Bonds: Owners and Contractors Beware

Whether you are an owner, contractor, subcontractor, or supplier, payment problems on a construction project can have dire consequences.  To better protect against those payment problems, and depending on the type of construction project, Florida law gives certain persons the … Read Full Post

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Five Key Changes in the 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions for Construction Contracts

The standard form contract documents developed and published by the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) are a fundamental part of the construction industry landscape that have been widely used for more than a century.  Importantly, in 2017, the AIA Documents … Read Full Post

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