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Monthly Archives: March 2020

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COVID-19 AND RESULTING DELAYS IN CONSTRUCTION

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

R. Scott Clayton, Esq. and Adam C. Linkhorst, Esq. In late February 2020, Covid-19 reached the shores of the United States and what has followed has been an unprecedented effort at “social-distancing,” resulting in abrupt decreases in commerce, including the closing of restaurants, beaches, and other non-essential services.  This slowdown will certainly impact the… Read More »

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Construction Liens and Deficiency Judgments

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a contractor or subcontractor does not get paid, there is likely to be a legal proceeding involving a construction lien. The unpaid contractor who holds the lien may foreclose on the property. And even then, they may still go after the project owner or general contractor for any remaining unpaid balance. Unpaid Subcontractor… Read More »

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COVID-19 Update

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In response to the health crisis associated with COVID-19, Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. has implemented a strong business continuity plan and we are pleased to advise that our staff are presently working remotely. We are certain that this will allow for continuous client service and continued assistance to the legal community.  Accordingly, our firm will… Read More »

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How Does “Common Law Indemnification” Work in Construction Lawsuits?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Many construction contracts contain indemnification clauses. Such clauses can shift the legal responsibility for any damage arising from defective construction from one party to another, such as from a general contractor to a subcontractor. But even in the absence of such agreements, there are situations where Florida common law may provide for indemnification of… Read More »

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Louisiana Court Continues to Resolve Claims from Defective Chinese Drywall Litigation

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida residents are no strangers to major hurricane activity. Unfortunately, the destruction of a major storm often requires the rebuilding of thousands of homes. While this short-term housing boom is great for contractors, it can also place enormous strain on the supply chain. Between 2004 and 2006, the devastation of Hurricane Rita and Hurricane… Read More »

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