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Monthly Archives: October 2023

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Overview of Materialman’s Liens in Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

It takes many different players to complete a successful construction project, from architects and design professionals to the general contractor and subcontractors. Also in the mix are those that provide supplies without providing services. These are materialmen as defined by Florida construction law. Whether they furnish supplies to the owner, a GC, or lower… Read More »

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Can Florida Contractors Appeal a Default Termination by the Government?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

There are many different, unusual laws and regulations that apply when Florida construction contractors do business with the federal, state, or local governments. The rules on terminations for default are certainly among the most complex. Federal regulations on government acquisitions allow the contracting officer from the relevant agency to terminate when a contractor has… Read More »

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Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal in Florida DUI Cases?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The typical scenario for a drunk driving case starts with police suspecting intoxication, pulling the motorist over, and making an arrest. Under Florida’s DUI statute, it is possible to be charged if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds .08 percent, as well as if officers believe that your normal faculties are impaired. As you… Read More »

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Steps to File a Bond Claim for a Florida Construction Project

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

It is public policy in Florida that private contractors cannot have a security interest in public lands, which is why construction liens are not available for government projects. Instead, contractors obtain a payment or performance bond from a surety to secure their interests in getting paid for work or materials. Florida’s statute on obtaining… Read More »

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New Law Means Changes are on the Way for Construction Liens in Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Laws are constantly changing, being updated, and amended, and frequently there are bills passed by lawmakers that directly affect Florida construction contractors. A Florida bill (HB 331) on construction liens and bonds passed both legislatures and was signed into law on June 12, 2023, by the governor. The measure includes numerous provisions on notices,… Read More »

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