Retainage: How to get some when you’re halfway done

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If you’re working for a public entity which is holding a large retainage, be aware that at 50 percent completion “… a public entity must reduce to 5 percent the amount of retainage withheld from each subsequent progress payment made to the contractor.” Generally under construction contract law, the term “50-percent completion” means the point at which the public entity …

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Construction Lawyer Alex Barthet Chosen as Advisor for Miami’s New Construction Show

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Miami New Construction Show steering committee

Miami Construction Lawyer Alex Barthet was tapped as an advisor by the Board of Directors of Miami’s New Construction Show. Scheduled at the Miami Beach Convention Center from August 29 to August 31, 2014, this 3 day real estate presentation will bring together key stakeholders in the new construction market within South Florida. This unique construction exhibition will create a marketplace where …

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Contract Disclaimers in Sales Agreements

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Businesswoman Made a Sale

A salesman told a homeowner that once the alarm and fire detection system he was selling was in place, she should never have to worry about losing her house to a fire. He explained that if a fire ever started, the system was set up to alert her as well as the closest fire station. Convinced, the homeowner signed on …

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Bid Rigging

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Bid Rigging

There are different ways to rig a bid. Contractors get together and illegally collude to control the bidding process. There is bid suppression where someone agrees not to bid so another can obtain the award; there is also bid rotation where contractors take turns winning the award, usually have all but one bidder intentionally bid too high a price. Both …

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Fix that leak: new cyber security law will impact you

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Privacy : Cyber Security Law

The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 has been passed by both the House and the Senate and now merely awaits the governor’s signature. While Florida already has laws which require disclosure to consumers in the event of a data security breach, this new Act would strengthen the current law regarding the security of personal information by creating further notification …

Alexander BarthetFix that leak: new cyber security law will impact you