Articles Posted in Litigation

Court rooms can be similar to high schools. There is a dress code, albeit unspoken, and there are certain norms to be observed. One unspoken rule is that if an attorney stands out from the other lawyers as being different or out of the loop, it isn’t necessarily a good thing. This is one reason […]

Florida does not require Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) to have an Operating Agreement. So why is it recommended, and important, to have one? An Operating Agreement is the governing document of an LLC, which sets forth the rules and structure for operating the LLC  as well as the relationship among the members and between the […]

When hiring a construction company to complete work, most people have expectations regarding the quality of work they’d like to receive. However, when the completed work is below expectations, and if a deal cannot be worked out with the company, a construction defect lawsuit may come into play. Chapter 558, Florida Statutes contains important requirements […]

Business divorces, like marital divorces, can be ugly, especially when one of the parties engages in misconduct or otherwise acts unruly. In Florida, limited liability company (“LLC”) members can remove other, unruly or rogue members by expulsion if the LLC’s Operating Agreement provides a method for expulsion, as well as under certain circumstances pursuant to […]

Florida Courts are required to recognize judgments of all kinds from other U.S. states, including divorce judgments. In fact, there is a provision in the United States Constitution called the Full Faith and Credit Clause which requires this. But what about judgments, particularly divorce judgments, that come from foreign countries? There is a legal principle […]

When contractors are hired to perform improvements on properties, they expect to be paid. The same goes for subcontractors. If the property owner is dissatisfied with the work done by the contractor, refusing to pay the bill is not the solution. Ideally, the property owner should approach the contractor about the service quality, and both […]