Is your contractor a felon?

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Is Your Contractor a Felon Texture FLAT

Can a person convicted of a felony apply for and be granted a general contractor’s license? Admitting he had been convicted of certain drug-related crimes, including possession and intent to distribute, and stating that he had been sentenced to sixty months and was currently on supervised leave, an applicant submitted his paperwork to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation …

Alexander BarthetIs your contractor a felon?

Oops – was that 100 or 1,000 feet? Who made the mistake?

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Oops – was that 100 or 1000 feet Who made the mistake Edited Tiny Cyan

During the construction process, it is inevitable that mistakes will be made– you just hope yours isn’t so big that it bankrupts you. Mistakes are categorized as either unilateral or mutual.  That means just what it says. A unilateral mistake is one made by only one party while a mutual mistake is one that is shared by both parties. So …

Alexander BarthetOops – was that 100 or 1,000 feet? Who made the mistake?

Settling construction disputes

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Settling Construction Disputes with blog

There is no running away from the fact that we live in a highly litigious society, and there is no question that having to file a construction lawsuit to enforce your rights or being brought into a lawsuit to defend yourself is at best an expensive proposition and at worst a gut wrenching experience. Even if you are able to …

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The Ultimate Road Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Ultimate Road Project FINAL (small)

Infrastructure spending is on the increase in the United States, and Florida is not being left behind. Expected to start at the end of this year, this major road project entails 21 miles of construction, reconstructing I-4 from West of Kirkman Road in Orange County to East of State Road 434 in Seminole County. More than 75 bridges will be …

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Notice to owner not required

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Notice to owner not required

Knowledgeable contractors are aware that they must file a Notice to Owner before they can ever file a Claim of Lien on those jobs where they don’t have a direct contractual relationship with the owner. But what if the owner transfers ownership to a related corporation after it had already directly contracted with a sub, say a marble installer? Does …

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Arbitration award commotion

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It has always been possible to argue (albeit with difficulty and often with little success) that an arbitration award should be vacated because it manifestly disregards the law. However, lately, more and more construction lawyers are relying on a different argument – if an award doesn’t conform to the contract, then the arbitrator has exceeded his/her authority, and the award …

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