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Are Business Losses Arising From Coronavirus (COVID-19) Covered by Insurance?

March 16, 2020 Transportation & Logistics Industry Law Blog

The answer to this question is that it depends on your policy.  Commercial General Liability coverage would not typically cover the types of losses caused by an epidemic or a pandemic.  However, a business can insure against business losses by purchasing Business Interruption coverage, Contingent Business Interruption coverage or Civil […]

Enforcing Parking Rules on Private Property

July 3, 2013 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Transportation & Logistics Industry Law Blog

Are you a business owner experiencing parking issues on your commercial property? How about a condominium association with parking issues on residential property? In Florida, private property owners, along with their agents, have authority under the Florida Statutes to tow unauthorized vehicles off their property. Fla. Stat. § 715.07 (2012). In doing so, you want to make sure you follow Florida law or else you may be liable for certain expenses and damages.

Duval Ford v. Rogers: How a Merger Clause Backfired on a Car Dealer: Part 1 of 2

February 13, 2012 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Transportation & Logistics Industry Law Blog

Recently, a clause in an industry standard sales contract backfired, much to the dismay of the car dealer. In Duval Ford v. Rogers, 73 So. 3d 261 (Fla. 1st DCA June 21, 2011) a sophisticated car dealer’s Retail Buyer’s Order (“RBO”) was rendered unenforceable by the existence of a merger clause in their Retail Installment Sales Contract (“RISC”). Florida’s First District Court of Appeals held that the RISC was the entire contract, consistent with the merger clause. Therefore, the RBO was totally irrelevant. Irrelevant RBO’s will require substantial sales practices changes in the automotive industry.

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