06.08.2020 // Announcements
2020 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
It is with great pride that Ball Janik LLP announces four of its attorneys were selected for the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers and 2020 Florida Rising Stars lists, published June 4, 2020 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Evan Small, Partner, in the firm’s Construction Defect practice, and Brian Crevasse, Special Counsel, in the firm’s Construction & Design and Construction Defect practice...
05.16.2020 // COVID-19 Webinar
HFO-TV: What the Eviction Moratorium Means for Landlords
Ball Janik Partner, Chris Walters, discusses hot topic issues relating to COVID-19 and leases in a two-part webinar. READ ARTICLE Part 1 Part 2
05.18.2020 // COVID-19 Webinar
CAAMP: Construction Defects
VIEW WEBINAR 4/22 Orlando Florida: Hear from Brian Crevasse, Special Counsel at Ball Janik LLP and Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar, on Construction Defects, as he discusses post-turnover issues relating to preventative maintenance, construction defects, and the claims process for community associations. Hosted by Brian T. Crevasse
05.05.2020 // COVID-19 Webinar
CAICFL: COVID-19 Panel
VIEW WEBINAR 4/14 Central Florida: Join CAI Central Florida to discuss COVID-19 and its impacts on your community. Hosted by Kelly Corcoran Chris Reed Adam Carls Tara Stone
05.05.2020 // COVID-19 Webinar
CAINEFL: COVID-19 Panel
VIEW WEBINAR 4/6 Pensacola Florida: Join CAINEFL for an expert panel discussing updated related to COVID-19 and your community. Hosted by Kelly Corcoran Hans Wahl Melissa Rowe
04.23.2020 // CONSTRUCTION LAW WATCH
Community Managers, Attorneys, and Board Members Beware: Utah Lawsuit Highlights Risks
A lawsuit filed in March of this year in Utah highlights the risks involved in managing and advising community associations struggling with deficient construction and inadequate reserves. In the case of Daybreak Townhome 1 Owners’ Association, Inc. v. Hamlet Homes Corporation, et al, the homeowners’ association has filed a lawsuit against the developers of the...
07.22.2019 // CONSTRUCTION LAW WATCH
Decoding (Mind-Numbing) Software Agreements: Part 3
In the third part of decoding EULAs, we focus on support terms also known as updates or modifications. As discussed previously, the EULA is the agreement containing the terms the user of a software program agrees to abide by in using the software. Below are examples, that have been included in recent software agreements: “Company...
05.29.2019 // CONSTRUCTION LAW WATCH
Decoding (Mind-Numbing) Software Agreements: Part 1
Software has become an integral part of the construction world and its use is only growing. There are hundreds of software providers for project management systems, estimating, schedule tracking, BIM, accounting, project portal, dropbox, cloud service providers, the list goes on and on. Typically, users of software are handed a lengthy agreement and asked to...
12.28.2018 // THE POLICYHOLDER REPORT
Middle District of Florida reaffirms broad duty to defend contractors in construction-defect litigation
On December 18, 2018, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that the “property damage” requirement and the “Damage to Your Work” and “Exterior Finishing System and Stucco” exclusions were insufficient to relieve an insurer of its duty to defend its insured in a construction-defect action. In Southern Owners Ins....
10.05.2018 // THE POLICYHOLDER REPORT
Florida Court of Appeals creates hurdles to assignment of benefits
Last month, the Florida Court of Appeals for the Fourth District weakened assignment-of-benefits claims after it held that an insurer may require all insureds and mortgagees to provide written consent prior to executing an assignment of benefits agreement. In Restoration 1 of Port St. Lucie v. Ark Royal Ins. Co., Liza and John Squitieri’s home...