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Contractor Beware – Do Not Pull Permits for Others

By Christopher M. Cobb October 28, 2019 Posted in Construction Law

If you have any type of contractor’s license, listen closely! Being paid to use your contractor’s license to pull a permit for others may sound like a profitable proposition but is a transaction fraught with risk and one that you should avoid.  The Florida Legislature enacted Section 489 to protect […]

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Florida Landscaping Laws – Is it Friendly or Not?

By Christopher M. Cobb October 25, 2019 Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation

In 2009, the Florida Legislature changed an existing law that was aimed to encourage “Florida-Friendly” landscaping in communities governed by homeowner associations. Under the State Water Resource Plan each water management district is required to design and implement an incentive program to encourage all local governments to adopt new ordinances […]

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Appeals of Arbitration Awards in Florida

By William F. Cobb October 8, 2019 Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation

Despite the popularity of arbitration, its future may be in doubt.  Arbitration frequently fails to live up to its hype as a “speedy and economical” substitute for litigation, especially in the more complexed cases.  Arbitration is a creature of contract and is essentially what the parties to the contract make […]

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