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Settlement Agreements and Releasing Latent Defects

When settling construction defect claims and entering in a mutual general release, there are numerous items that contractors must address in order to ensure exposure for future lawsuits with the plaintiff are minimized.  One such item is what is known as a latent defect, which is typically defined as a defect that is hidden or…

Miller Act Bond Principals Intervening in Lawsuits

It is not uncommon in any bond lawsuit for a subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, or suppler to sue the relative surety and leave out the prime contractor/ principal on the bond.  However, it is important to keep in mind that prime contractors also may, on occasion, move to intervene in bond lawsuits as the principal of the…

Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) Policies and Attorney’s Fees

In a recent case out of Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal, the Court held that attorney’s fees awarded to a Plaintiff in a construction defect action against an insured contractor were covered under a supplementary payment provision in a CGL policy.  Specifically, in Mid-Continent Casualty Company v. James T. Treace, 41 Fla. L. Weekly…

TRENT COTNEY HONORED AT OPERATION BLACKBEARD EVENT

Trent Cotney, P.A. law firm is a proud sponsor of the Black Dagger Military Hunt Club Inc. This organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit veteran supported organization that provides shooting/hunting opportunities for US military and it’s allies in our AOR and beyond. They co-labor with other veteran’s groups, wounded warrior support orgs and the Veterans Affairs (VA)…

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