Florida

Florida /ˈflɒrɪdə/ is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville, and the largest metropolitan area is the Miami metropolitan area.Much of Florida is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is notable for a coastline, omnipresent water and the threat of hurricanes.
Posts about Florida
  • Hurricane Harvey: Law Firms In The Aftermath

    … service provider, Internet service provider, email hosting company, law firm database or case management software, and servers. Ensure that your law firm has a full backup of all critical data available, ideally offsite. By ensuring all your business’ proprietary data is securely backed up – either virtually or on a physical backup drive stored…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 15 readers -
  • THE RELEVANCE AND REASONABLENESS OF DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

    … testing is warranted in every single construction defect dispute. That is not the case. However, to say it is never warranted is irrational. Florida Statutes Chapter 558 (the pre-suit notice of construction defects process) addresses the issue of destructive testing when parties are participating in this obligatory pre-suit notice of construction…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 7 readers -
  • APPELLATE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TEST

    … be deemed the prevailing party under Florida Statute s. 713.29 (statute that authorizes prevailing party attorney’s fees under Florida’s Construction Lien Law). The appellate court held that neither party was the prevailing party under the significant issues test: “[W]e conclude that each party lost on their appeal, while each party successfully defended…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 15 readers -
  • TIMELY WRITTEN NOTICE TO INSURER AND COOPERATING WITH INSURER

    … I harp on notifying a liability insurer in writing once a claim is asserted against you. As soon as possible. I harp on this because as an insured you want to remove any doubt or argument that the insurer was prejudiced due to a lack of timely notice. In a recent opinion, Zurich American Insurance Co. v. European Tile and Floors, Inc., 2017…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 12 readers -
  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    …, or that it was carried out with total reckless disregard and abandonment for another human life. Whether the convict is sentenced to the death penalty (capital punishment) depends on specific circumstances. In the well-known murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Los Angeles prosecutors charged the defendant with two first-degree murder counts (the death of Nicole…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • VENUE FOR SUING PUBLIC PAYMENT BOND

    … Public payment bonds (excluding FDOT payment bonds) are governed under Florida statute s. 255.05. As it pertains to venue—the location to sue a public payment bond–the statute provides in relevant portion: (5) In addition to the provisions of chapter 47, any action authorized under this section may be brought in the county in which…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 14 readers -
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