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Defects in New Construction

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Owning a home is the ultimate American dream. Some, choose to purchase a recently-built home, referred to as “new construction.” When purchasing new construction, homeowners will typically have the ability to select various amenities in the home, such as cabinetry, hardware, fixtures, etc. Further, the homeowner will work with the builder to select these… Read More »

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Ensuring Payment for Construction Work

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Receiving payment for the completion of a construction contract is, of course, the goal of any company entering into this type of agreement. However, in some cases, the contracting company will decide not to pay for the work performed. This failure or refusal may be due to claims the contractor did not perform the… Read More »

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Conducting a Bid Protest

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a construction company participates in a competitive bid, there is an expectation that the bid process will follow a predetermined set of guidelines. This transparency is intended to protect against collusion and corruption, and to ensure a fair process. Nevertheless, evidence may arise showing favoritism in the process. If so, a construction company… Read More »

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Responding To And Preparing For Construction Accidents

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

For as much planning and negotiating that goes in to construction contracts prior to actually beginning construction, such projects nevertheless rarely go according to plan, and there are often delays. While some delays, such as weather-related delays or unforeseen issues with government entities, are unavoidable and must be shouldered by all parties, there is… Read More »

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The Construction Defect Notice and Repair Process

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Facing the possibility of being sued is an unfortunate part of doing business, and those in the construction industry are no exception to this rule. When a person contracts to build or renovate space, the work performed may not be up to par, or the owner may have unrealistic expectations. In either case, the… Read More »

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Do I Have Grounds For A Delay Claim?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A modern-day construction project will encounter delays simply because life happens. However, in some cases, a delay will go beyond the standard or expected time frame, and begin to cause real trouble for those involved. While sometimes a delay must simply be borne, there are certain instances in which you may be able to… Read More »

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What Is A Bid Protest?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a government agency wants to build a new building or project, they must solicit public bids. This is designed to ensure that favoritism does not enter into the selection process.  However, at times, there are mistakes made or irregularities in the process. When this occurs, a bid protest may be filed by one… Read More »

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Reefer Madness – Marijuana and Construction

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As laws pertaining to marijuana use, whether based on medicinal or recreational use evolve, the implications of usage will continue to have a growing impact on the construction industry.  As such it is important for contractors to keep abreast of the status of the laws pertaining to this important issue.  There are a number… Read More »

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The 558 Pre-Suit Process is a “Suit” Triggering an Insurer’s Duty to Defend

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

R. Scott Clayton, Esq. Contractors, insurers, and attorneys, albeit hoping for different results, have been anticipating the Florida Supreme Court’s response to a critical question presented to it by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co.  Specifically, on August 2, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit… Read More »

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