Articles Posted in Litigation

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 […]

Under Florida law, an insured may sue their agent for negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misrepresentation, as the circumstances permit, when there is no coverage or inadequate coverage procured for the loss sustained.  Generally, under Florida law, an insurance broker undertaking to procure insurance for an insured is required to use […]

The Florida divorce courts have strict limitations on who can file for divorce in Florida. Florida law requires that before a court has “subject matter jurisdiction,” a potential filer must have resided in the State of Florida for six months prior to the filing. One rationale behind this rule is obviously to discourage “divorce tourism.” […]

It is not uncommon that a business and commercial property owners are unaware that they do not have any or enough insurance coverage for losses that they thought were insured under their insurance policies, until the claim is denied by the insurance carrier or, after incurring attorneys’ fees and costs in a coverage lawsuit, a […]

A construction project can be a complicated, frustrating, and costly process with a complicated construction contract.  In addition to the headaches of dealing with contractors and building inspectors, owners must also be wary of Florida’s complicated lien law, Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, which provides subcontractors and material suppliers with the ability to record a lien […]