Articles Tagged with construction litigation

In many of the construction defect lawsuits we litigate, one of the main defenses asserted by construction companies is that the association failed to maintain their building, and it is the lack of maintenance that caused the defects – not the work performed by the contractors. It is the responsibility of the association to maintain […]

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 […]

With the construction boom in full swing, more and more construction defect lawsuits are being filed on behalf of condominium associations because of countless construction defects that occurred during original construction. These construction defects are particularly prevalent in Miami where the unique real estate development market, weather, and shortage of skilled trade workers make it […]

Adding to a previous series on key provisions in a construction contract, this post focuses on “no-damages for delay clauses” commonly found in municipal or public construction contracts. What is a no-damages for delay clause? A no-damages for delay clause often takes the following form: The contractor shall not be entitled to an increase in […]

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, this blog post discusses considerations that should be given in drafting and negotiating certain key provisions in construction contracts to avoid potential issues during construction and future legal disputes. In addition to those provisions discussed in Part I, the following construction contract provisions should also be considered: 1.         Payment Provisions – This […]

The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision in Gindel v. Centex Homes (Fla. L. Weekly D2112d), which will impact how construction defect cases will now be analyzed, pursued and litigated in Florida. Specifically, the Fourth District Court held that the sending of a construction defect plaintiff’s pre-suit notice of claim qualifies as […]