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Part I: Florida city, county fight to get construction defects fixed

It isn't just Florida homeowners, condominium owners, homeowners' associations and condo owners' associations that struggle with construction defects. According to a recent news article, even government entities can find themselves locked in disputes with general contractors, developers and others over construction defects.

Take, for instance, the city of Bradenton in Manatee County. Both entities are caught in a fight the flawed exterior of the County Judicial Center. According to an article in the Bradenton Herald, "there are defects on the exterior paneling of the building, causing pieces of it to fall to the ground."

In an effort to keep pedestrians from being injured by falling pieces of the exterior, officials have ordered scaffolding to be erected on the south side of the building. While the scaffolding might make for an obstruction that people on foot will want to avoid (and thus stay safe), some local officials worry that people put themselves in even greater danger by walking around the scaffolding and into passing traffic on the street.

A city councilman complains that don't want to walk under the scaffolding and he worries that the city could be held financially liable if someone is hit by a car while attempting to avoid the scaffolding.

The interim city attorney said the city might get sued in such a case, and that the county could also be named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by an injured pedestrian.

We will have more on this construction defect dispute in our next Tannenbaum Scro legal blog post.

Please let us know if we can help your property owners' association resolve construction defect issues.

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