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Monthly Archives: January 2019

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Construction Contracts and Sureties

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Sureties are very common in construction contracts, effectively acting as an insurance policy for a first party, allowing it to seek reimbursement from a second party in the case in which a third party does not perform according to a contract. However, like insurance companies, and in an effort to avoid paying on false… Read More »

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Building Code Violations and Contractor Liability

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida, like many states, maintains a Building Code. Generally, the Florida Building Code is intended to make construction across the State as uniform as possible, while also ensuring that the resulting structures are safe and usable for whatever purpose they are intended. Unfortunately, in some cases, failing to follow the Code may cause problems… Read More »

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Picking a Contractor to Repair Hurricane Damage

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As Florida residents come to the end of another hurricane season, those who were affected have had to deal with repairing their houses, or, in some cases, rebuilding. One of the beginning steps in this process is also one of the most important – selecting a contractor. As many Floridians know, many contractors from… Read More »

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Defending a Construction Design Defect Claim

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As construction has boomed recently in Florida and across the nation, due to the recent uptick in the economy, so has the prevalence of design defect claims. Design professionals, such as architects and engineers, are employed to design or improve a building or other edifice, which is then constructed by a contractor, who may… Read More »

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