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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Competitive Bidding Statute Potentially Violated By Offer of Design Professional To Pay a $60,000 Commission on a Real Estate Brokerage Contract

Posted in Bids, Construction, Design Professionals, Professional Liability

A Florida federal court recently construed Florida’s competitive bidding statute to include an offer by a design professional to pay real estate commissions. Design professionals must be aware that various incentives offered in connection with professional services may expose the design professional to liability under the competitive bidding statute. In Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc. v. Mar. Park Dev…. Continue Reading

Sixty Years of Potential Liability? – Long Term Contracts and Florida’s Statute of Repose

Posted in Construction, Contractors, Design Professionals, Design-Build, Professional Liability, Public-Private Partnerships

Design-Build Operation and Maintenance Concession Agreements through public-private partnerships are becoming more common for major infrastructure improvement projects. Florida courts have recently ruled that design professionals and contractors participating in the design-build portion of those types of projects may be exposed to several decades of exposure to liability after their respective services and work have… Continue Reading

Florida Legislature Cracks Down on Unlicensed Practice of Mold Assessors and Mold Remediators

Posted in Construction, Construction Licensing, Subcontractors, Surety

Starting on July 1, 2011, the Florida Legislature began the full enforcement of the unlicensed practice of mold assessors and mold remediators.  This means that anyone holding themselves out to be a mold assessor or mold remediator needs to be licensed through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) before he or she can… Continue Reading