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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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Influence of the Slavin Doctrine on Contractor and Designer Liability

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A contractor, or a designer, who agrees to design or construct an edifice for another also expressly or impliedly warrants to design or build the edifice with a degree of quality, effectively ensuring that the final product will be operable for the purpose which it was built, with no defects. If defects become apparent,… Read More »

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What Counts as an “Action” in Construction Defect Cases?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In an effort to reduce unnecessary and frivolous litigation, ensuring that only legitimate construction defect claims proceed to trial, the Florida Legislature enacted a law that requires each construction defect matter to go through a pre-suit procedure. Retaining the services of an experienced construction defect attorney, with specific knowledge of the Florida Law relating… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Specific Construction Defects?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Moving into a new house is an exciting time for the homeowner. From deciding on paint colors and carpet textures, homeowners usually make many decisions to customize their new homes to their particular tastes. In some cases, homeowners may be able to make various decisions on the construction of the house. Since many homeowners… Read More »

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Ensuring Your Contractor is Licensed

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Engaging a contractor is not as simple as it may seem. Although contractors, in an attempt to make things appear simple, will provide a property owner, with a standard construction contract, most of these are written in terms that favor the contractor. Before signing, it is imperative to retain the services of an experienced… Read More »

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Firm Attorney Adam Linkhorst Attends Interfaith Solidarity Vigil Against Anti-Semitism and Hate

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Attorney Adam Linkhorst and family attended the Interfaith Solidarity Vigil Against Anti-Semitism and Hate on Tuesday, October 30th.  Temple Beth Am, Jupiter First Church, St. Peter Catholic Church and the Jewish Federation Of Palm Beach County held these event in Jupiter.  #prayforpittsburgh #pittsburghstrong #togetheragainstantisemitism   

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Letters: PBC Mayor McKinlay’s apology to Adam Linkhorst was gracious

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In #MeToo era, woman must support each other Boynton Beach Vice Mayor Christina Romelus’ now public email which stated that Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay’s apology weakened her stance for women is wrong, rude and unfounded. (″County mayor receives backlash for apology to attorney who made Kavanaugh comments,″ Wednesday) It came across as… Read More »

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