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Monthly Archives: May 2012

S.O.L on Claims Against Subcontractors for Latent Defects

Posted in Construction, Contractors, Statutes of Limitations

The case of Joel and Marcia Hochberg v. Thomas Carter Painting, Inc., 36 Fla.L. Weekly D1200f, addresses the point of time at which the statute of limitations begins to run in latent defects cases.  In 2000, homeowners, Joel and Marcia Hochberg, hired a general contractor to construct a new home for them, and the general contractor… Continue Reading

When It’s Necessary to Present Expert Testimony of Industry Standard to Establish the Standard of Care in Negligence Actions: The Case of the Roofer

Posted in Construction, Negligence, Roofer, Subcontractors

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently issued an opinion which has, in essence, confirmed the steps necessary in establishing a negligence action against a roofer in Florida.  While the standard of care necessary to prove whether a roof was negligent is a seemingly simple, everyday legal concept, proving it up… Continue Reading

The Dark Side of Building Green

Posted in Construction, Contractors, Design Professionals

Building green is the practice of reducing the negative effects construction has on the environment by increasing the efficiency with which buildings use and consume resources (energy, water, and materials). In addition to reducing the impact the building has on the environment, green building is also intended to reduce the project’s impact on human health… Continue Reading