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
    • FIVE-YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PERFORMANCE-TYPE SURETY BONDS

      The statute of limitations on a claim against a performance-type bond is 5 years from the breach of the bond, i.e., the bond-principal’s default (based on the same statute of limitations that governs written contracts / obligations). See Fla. Stat. s. 95.11(2)(b). This 5-year statute of limitations is NOT extended and does NOT commence when the surety denies the claim.

      Florida Construction Legal Updates- 19 readers -
    • Excluded by Religious Belief

      Most of the time we speak on the First Amendment as it relates to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression, or delve into the political world. We talk about upcoming elections or the results of the last one, and news about what could have been, what should have been, or the horrors of what is. Very rarely do we speak on the First Amendment in relation to religious freedoms.

      Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • ARE YOU A CONSTRUCTION LIENOR?

    …! Florida Statue s. 713.01(18) defines a lienor as follows: (18) “Lienor” means a person who is: (a) A contractor; (b) A subcontractor; (c) A sub-subcontractor; (d) A laborer; (e) A materialman who contracts with the owner, a contractor, a subcontractor, or a sub-subcontractor; or (f) A professional lienor under s. 713.03; and who has a lien…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 11 readers -
  • How a Disaster Can Affect Unemployment

    … During the second half of 2017, numerous devastating disasters have wracked many parts of the United States. From the hurricane-related destruction in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgins Islands to the wildfires in Oregon and northern California, countless people have had their lives and homes ruined. Even if you do not lose your…

    www.kcarplaw.com- 9 readers -
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE

    … An interior designer that provides residential interior design services does NOT need to be registered or licensed with the state. On this point, Florida Statute s. 481.229(6)(a) specifies: (6) This part shall not apply to: (a) A person who performs interior design services or interior decorator services for any residential application…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 18 readers -
  • Hurricane Harvey: Law Firms In The Aftermath

    … Hurricane Harvey, as Hurricane Irma is set to barrel down on Florida. While well over one hundred thousand Texas homes are just beginning to evaluate the effects of the first storm, thousands of entrepreneurs are going through the same challenges with their small businesses – and these numbers will only grow if or when Irma hits Florida. Historically…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 15 readers -
  • SURETIES DO NOT ISSUE BONDS RISK-FREE TO THE BOND-PRINCIPAL

    … If your construction company is bonded, then you have signed a General Agreement of Indemnity with your surety / bonding company. Stated another way, if a surety issued an obligee on behalf of your construction company, as the bond-principal, a payment or performance bond, then you have signed a General Agreement of Indemnity with your surety…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 13 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…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 7 readers -
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