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Tampa Construction Defect Claims: Real and Synthetic Stucco Cracks and Water Damage Caused by Improper Installation

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

There are many reasons for stucco cracks on the exterior of your home. Defective work, material or improper curing can all cause exterior stucco cracks leading to water damage. If an inspector determines water damage to your home was caused by defective stucco and the builder will not remedy the problem, consult an experienced Tampa Construction Defect Attorney who will work to resolve your claim.

Analyzing the Recent Verizon-Netflix Business Dispute Under Florida’s Unfair Business Practices Law

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Tampa Law firm, Lieser & Skaff reviews the business dispute between Verizon and Netflx under the Florida Unfair Business Practice Law. Verizon is disputing that Netflix’s message to its customers stating issues of the streaming and picture quality was the fault of Verizon’s crowded network and it was working adjust the video for smoother playback. This message was seen by hundreds thousands of customers of various ISP, which included Verizon. Verizon sent a cease-and-desist letter to Netflix as it felt the message could harm its reputation.

Jeff Lieser Named Among Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

With only 2.5% of Florida attorneys nominated for Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” 2014 list, Tampa lawyer, Jeff Lieser, of Lieser & Skaff is honored to receive this distinction for the second consecutive year.

Getting Rid of Squatters Living In Your Florida Home

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Friday, May 30th, 2014

When a squatter who moved into a New Port Ritchey home told police he had an agreement to live there while renovating the home, police were unable to remove him as the claim made it a civil matter. Tampa real estate attorney explains how home owners who are in similar situations will need to proceed to remove a squatter when such claims are made.

Protect Yourself with a Joint Venture Agreement

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

It is important to have a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) drafted by a business lawyer when entering into a joint business venture. By doing this, it will protect you and it makes each partner accountable to have the fiduciary duty of the “finest and highest loyalty” to every partner. You can help prevent future litigation issues by having a business lawyer draft this agreement when first going into business.

BP Trying to Save Money Via Federal Appeals Court

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Sunday, January 19th, 2014

BP is still pursuing the elimination of claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon explosion that to not show causation for the company’s loss of business. They are in the process of filing an emergency appeal to the trial court’s ruling that they cannot bring up the “causation” issue so late in the process.

Five Reasons to Bring a Quiet Title Action

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

A quiet title action is a lawsuit in which the plaintiff asks the court to declare that the plaintiff has sole legal title to a piece of property.  In the lawsuit, the plaintiff should name any person or entity that might possibly have an ownership claim to the property as a defendant. Here are some

What BP Is Appealing And Why

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Introduction

As you likely know, under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, Gulf Coast and Florida Keys businesses may have a compensable BP oil spill claim if they suffered losses during certain periods in 2010 when compared to prior years.

More than one-third of all the claims filed are from Florida, so the