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
    • OWNERS SHOULD SERVE REQUEST FOR SWORN STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT ON LIENOR

      When an owner receives a construction lien, an owner should serve the lienor with a Request for Sworn Statement of Account. The Request for Sworn Statement is authorized by Florida Statute s. 713.16(2) and should be in the following form: REQUEST FOR SWORN STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT WARNING: YOUR FAILURE TO FURNISH THE REQUESTED STATEMENT, SIGNED UNDER OATH, WITHIN 30 DAYS OR TH ...

      Florida Construction Legal Updates- 12 readers -
    • THE RELEVANCE AND REASONABLENESS OF DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

      Destructive testing is a routine investigatory procedure in construction defect disputes. The destructive testing is necessary to determine liability (causation), the extent of damage, and the repair protocol. Destructive testing is designed to answer numerous questions: Why did the building component fail? Was the building component constructed incorrectly? What is the magni ...

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

    … The significant issues test to determine the prevailing party in construction lien actions (which, by the way, also applies to breach of contract actions) applies to appellate attorney’s fees too! Under this test, the trial court has discretion to determine which party prevailed on the significant issues of the case for purposes of attorney’s…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 15 readers -
  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    …-discussed death of Trayvon Martin, prosecutors in Florida charged George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, with second-degree murder. Zimmerman was charged with a second-degree offense because prosecutors found no evidence that Martin’s murder was premeditated. To win the trial against Zimmerman, the prosecutor would’ve been required to show…

    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 -
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    … in Florida) showed that the state of Texas received a failing grade on nursing home care, and was the only state that received failing grades in six out of eight statistical measurements. Better Care’s report also showed Texas had the lowest percentage of nursing homes that showed above-average ratings in direct-care staffing. In 2011…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • Most Dangerous Places for a Motorcycle Accident

    … Motorcycle accidents injured some 88,000 people in the United States during 2015, according to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While motorcycle accidents can occur anywhere, there are some places that are more dangerous than others. As a result, motorcyclists should take extra precautions…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
  • QUICK NOTE: SUBMITTING CIVIL REMEDY NOTICE

    … There are steps an insured or claimant need to take in order to assert a statutory bad faith claim. The first step is the obligatory Civil Remedy Notice. This obligation is set forth in Florida Statute s. 624.155. The Civil Remedy Notice is, in essence, written notice of the specific violation(s) that are being claimed against the insurer…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 9 readers -
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