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What Happens After Filing A Bid Protest In A Florida Construction Case?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Whenever the government seeks to purchase goods or services for public projects, the agency is required by law to hold a competition among potential sellers. This aspect of the procurement process ensures fairness among the entities seeking to provide goods or services, but also to promote fiscal responsibility through appropriate use of taxpayer funds…. Read More »

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3 Types Of Drug Charges In Florida

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Florida has the reputation for being tough on crime, and the laws covering controlled substances are certainly proof. The starting off point for understanding the charges is that these cases are based upon the type and amount of the drug, as well as what you were doing with it. Under the Drug Abuse Prevention… Read More »

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Florida Contractor Lien Rights When Working On Leased Property

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In the most basic Florida construction project, you have a property owner, developer, and contractors that all play a role in completing the job. Of course, these projects are rarely as straightforward as this description. The nature of real estate may bring many other parties into the equation, and one of the most common… Read More »

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Types Of Construction Contract Specifications

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida construction projects are built upon contracts, as the rights and obligations of all involved parties are too important to entrust to a handshake agreement. The documentation must be as meticulous as possible to ensure the client is satisfied with the end result, so construction contracts include a specifications section that lays out the… Read More »

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Elements Of Design Professional Negligence In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In the Florida construction sector, the role of the architect and other design professionals is a surprisingly powerful one. These individuals are in charge of taking the owner’s vision and transitioning it into images and plans, which serve as the foundation for the construction project’s concepts and structures. All work products created by architects… Read More »

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Pros And Cons Of Plea Bargaining In A Florida Criminal Case

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

South Florida is the most densely populated area of the state, so you can expect that criminal activity is more prevalent as compared to more rural areas. Data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) confirms this assumption, as there are around 40,500 arrests in Palm Beach County alone every year. Some of… Read More »

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Options To Mitigate Damages In Florida Defective Construction Claims

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida contractors invest considerable resources and effort to assess specifications and carry out essential tasks to complete a construction project, on time and on budget. Despite these best intentions, claims for construction defects under Florida law are an unfortunate reality. Errors in the design, planning, construction, and remodeling can cause personal injury accidents and… Read More »

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Tips For Florida Contractors When Facing Default Termination Allegations

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Claims for default termination are probably one of the worst-case scenarios you may face as a Florida contractor, but there is a good chance that you will encounter disputes at some point. Because of the harsh consequences of canceling, Florida construction laws and most contracts include provisions on notice and opportunity to cure. This… Read More »

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How Seemingly Innocent Social Media Posts Led To An Arrest On Florida Fraud Charges

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, connect with your community, and even market a business. However, it is also possible to share too much via these platforms. A recent case shows how content can also lead to criminal charges, and a press release from the U.S…. Read More »

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Construction Lien Deadlines In Florida: Recent Case Clarifies Notices

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The nature of the US legal system means that statutes are enacted by the legislature, but the laws are subject to judicial review by the courts. At times, judges will clarify the statutory language, as Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal did in a recent case involving the state’s Construction Liens statute. At issue… Read More »

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