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 fr

Abrogation of Florida’s Economic Loss Rule (ELR) and What It Means

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Background The "Economic Loss Rule" or “ELR” is a judicially created doctrine, which stands for the proposition that if there is a contract between two parties, then absent physical property damage or bodily injury, those parties rights to sue for things related to that contract are, in essence,

Protecting Lienors and Property Owners During Home Improvement

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, April 15th, 2013

This is an overview of the actions that construction lienors and property owners should take to protect themselves in the event that lienors are not paid for improvements they made to the owner‘s property. Lienors Must Serve a “Notice to Owner” to Recover on a Claim of Lien Subcontractors, su

Preventing Commercial Landlord Liability for Tenant Improvements

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Many commercial landlords face a common but preventable problem: construction lien liability for tenant improvements. This issue comes up when the tenant voluntarily hires contractors to make improvements to the landlord’s property but fails to pay them in full. To recover the monies owed to them,