What are Persuasive Defenses to a Fraudulent Lien Claim?

By Nicholas Elder & Jessica Cappock February 5, 2021 Posted in Construction Law

Following the filing of a construction lien, a lienor may be faced with an allegation that the lien is fraudulent and thereby unenforceable. Not only may a fraudulent lien claim act as a complete defense, but such a claim may also support an action by the lienee to recover damages […]

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Do we Really Need an Attorney’s Fee Expert?

By William F. Cobb January 29, 2021 Posted in Business Litigation

In 2002, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued a decision in Island Hoppers, Ltd. v. Keith, 820 So. 2d 967 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002) discussing whether or not expert testimony should be required to support an award of attorney’s fees to a prevailing party.  The decision questioned the necessity […]

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Declaratory Statement for Florida Contractors

By Christopher M. Cobb January 22, 2021 Posted in Construction Law

Many Florida contractors and license holders find it can be difficult to read and interpret statutes that govern their license. This post will cover some specific information regarding petitions for declaratory statements that license holders and his/her attorney should know before they appear in front of the CILB. A declaratory […]

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How Do You Become a Pool Contractor in Florida?

By Christopher M. Cobb January 15, 2021 Posted in Construction Law

One of the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the explosion of the pool industry.  People under quarantine or stay at home orders are exploring recreational improvements to their homes.  A pool is a great choice.  As a result of the increase in the demand for pools, many people […]

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