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
    • 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 the public building or public work is bei ...

      Florida Construction Legal Updates- 13 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 fees.

      Florida Construction Legal Updates- 11 readers -
  • TIMELY WRITTEN NOTICE TO INSURER AND COOPERATING WITH INSURER

    … provided timely written notice of the lawsuit. An insured can forfeit otherwise valid coverage by failing to provide timely notice to the prejudice of the insurer. Under Florida law, if an insured’s notice is untimely, a presumption of prejudice arises. European Tile and Floors, supra, at *5. The insured can only prevail if it rebuts…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 10 readers -
  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    … commits a form of criminal homicide. If you or someone you love is charged with any form of criminal homicide in Houston or throughout Texas, the stakes are high. You need a criminal defense attorney right away. Retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible protects your legal rights. In this post, we discuss the differences…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 10 readers -
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    …% higher risk of wrongful death when compared to those who had not been abused. Texas nursing home abuse statistics. A recent study the Texas Health Care Association commissioned showed that the number of healthcare violations increased by 20% in Texas nursing homes between 2010 and 2014. During the 2015 fiscal year, investigators uncovered…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 19 readers -
  • Most Dangerous Places for a Motorcycle Accident

    … in the state of Florida but also extremely dangerous. Many drivers do not expect a motorcyclist to suddenly be beside them and may try and switch lanes without any warning. In addition, any error that you make could cause you to slam into the back of a slower moving or stopped vehicle, potentially throwing you off your bike and into traffic. Roads with Low…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
  • FACTOR THE FACTOR IN FACTORING

    … but relying on statutory section in Florida Statute s. 679.4061 in Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code). United Capital Funding Corp. describes the application of factoring in a service context. In this case, the Florida Department of Transportation contracted an entity to perform roadside maintenance services. The entity agreed to perform the service…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 9 readers -
  • Medicaid Fraud Leads to Prison for Assisted Living Owner

    … A 68-year-old Coral Gables, Florida woman is headed to prison for 33 months after being convicted in a shocking Medicaid fraud scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven sentenced Ilfrenise Charlemagne to prison after her guilty plea to a federal wire fraud charge. The plea was part of an agreement in which Charlemagne avoided trial…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Left Turn Collisions: Recurrent Deadly Accidents For Bikers

    … a motorcycle accident can be a long process. Fully recovering can happen, but sometimes a person can remain with problems. Miami Personal Injury Attorneys at Percy Martine Law Firm understand what the victim of an accident is going through. Sadly, they have seen many victims and families of the victim who sought their help because they were either…

    Law Office of James Alston- 10 readers -
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