Implications of Senate Bill 360 on the Construction Industry

April 24, 2023
Senate Bill 360, which was recently signed into law on April 13, 2023, could significantly impact construction defect litigation relating to improvements to real property. Specifically, the proposed bill shortens[...]

House Bill 837 and its Potential Implication on Construction Litigation

April 12, 2023
On March 24, 2023, Governor DeSantis signed into law House Bill 837, with the goal “to decrease frivolous lawsuits and prevent predatory practices of trial attorneys who prey on hardworking[...]

Navigating Through the Discovery Differences Between Florida State Courts and[...]

August 30, 2021
It is well known that the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure are patterned after the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Florida[...]

I'm Sorry Ms. Jackson, I [Sovereign Immunity] am For Real

May 7, 2020
The Supreme Court of Florida issued its opinion in Florida Highway Patrol v. Jackson, 2020 Fla. LEXIS 108 (Fla. Jan 23, 2020), which answered the following certified question of great[...]

“Vaccinating” Your Construction Business: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth[...]

April 14, 2020
On April 3, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91, the Safer At Home Order, restricting all “movements and personal interactions outside of [the] home to only those necessary[...]

Potential Changes to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes

March 6, 2020
In an effort “to promote efficient resolution of claims and reduce litigation,” Florida House Bill 295 (related Senate Bill 1488), introduced in October 2019, contains major changes to Florida’s construction[...]

Construction Defect Claim Not Timely Filed

November 29, 2018
If construction defect claims are not timely filed, Florida Statutes provide design and construction companies with a formidable defense. As a case in point, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge issued[...]

Chapter 558, Commencing an Action, and the Statute of Repose

October 1, 2018
Prior to the Fourth District Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Robert Gindel, et al. v. Centex Homes, et al., 43 Fla. L. Weekly D2112d (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 12,[...]

Inspected, Accepted and Protected: Recent Appellate Decision Reinforces Breadth of[...]

July 1, 2018
In a recent decision, Valiente v. R.J. Behar & Company, Inc., 43 Fla. L. Weekly D1277c (Fla. 3d DCA June 6, 2018), Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal ("Third District") upheld[...]

A New Trigger for Florida’s Statute of Repose?

June 2, 2018
A new amendment to §95.11, Florida Statutes, may impact Construction Law in Florida.  The revision to §95.11(3)(c) was approved by Governor Rick Scott on March 23, 2018 upon the signing[...]
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