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March 2019 Archives

Florida settlement: Stucco repair costs to be reimbursed

PulteGroup Inc. is one of the largest home construction companies in the nation. In the eight-year period ending in 2016, Pulte sold more than 23,000 homes here in Florida, including a development just north of Sarasota in Palmetto and others in nearby Parrish, North Port and Lakewood Ranch Waterside.

Construction defect disputes simmering in Southwest Florida

Regular readers of our legal blog will undoubtedly recall a couple of recent posts about Paseo, a Mediterranean-style luxury condo development in Fort Myers. Stock Development LLC, the project's developer, and its sister construction company, Stock Construction, have struggled to address construction defects in condos there.

Luxury apartments marred by construction defects get a fresh start

If you drive about 25 miles southwest of Orlando, you will arrive in Celebration, Florida. The small town is home to Sola at Celebration, a 306-unit luxury apartment complex that was developed in 2015. However, the entire Sola property is currently vacant, according to news sources.

Florida appeals courts disagree on assignment of benefits

Two Florida appellate courts are contradicting each other on a matter important to not only the state's construction industry, but the insurance industry as well. The courts have come to conflicting decisions on whether insurance companies can require policyholders to seek mortgagees' consent for assignment of benefits (AOB).

Strength in numbers: The advantage of a united owners association

It's a familiar saying that spans decades, political affiliations, religions and nationalities: "There is strength in numbers." In the context of our legal blog, the saying refers to the strength a group of condominium owners have when they band together to pursue a construction defects claim against a developer.