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Florida Homeowners’ Recovery Fund Now Applied to Division II Contractors

As of July 1, 2016, Division II contractors are now required to insert a statutory warning in any residential contract that exceeds $2,500.  The warning is as follows: FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS’ CONSTRUCTION RECOVERY FUND PAYMENT, UP TO A LIMITED AMOUNT, MAY BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS’ CONSTRUCTION RECOVERY FUND IF YOU LOSE MONEY ON A…

OSHA Hazardous Communications Enforcement

As many of you know, The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  OSHA set forth a variety of timelines for implementation which can be found here: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/effectivedates.html On June 1, 2016, employers are required to “Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program…

Trent Cotney Speaks at Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association Expo

Trent Cotney recently presented at the FRSA, Inc. Expo   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trent Cotney of Trent Cotney, P.A. Construction Law Group in Tampa, Florida attended the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. (FRSA) Expo June 17 – 19, 2016 where he presented on various construction law-related matters, including seminars related to contract provisions,…

TRENT COTNEY, P.A. RECEIVES 2016 LAWYERS WORLD LAW AWARD

Trent Cotney, P.A. Named OSHA Defense Law Firm of the Year Category FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trent Cotney, P.A. has been named OSHA Defense Law Firm of the Year for the 2016 Lawyers World Law Awards. The 2016 Lawyers World Law Awards recognizes a very select number of leading professional firms, across the globe, that have…

Hilary Flint Morgan elected as Secretary to the NAWIC

Hilary Flint Morgan of Trent Cotney, PA Becomes a Board Member for the National Association of Women in Construction   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trent Cotney, PA is pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Hilary Flint Morgan was elected as the Secretary to the Tampa Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Hilary will hold…

Trent Cotney Speaks at Sarasota Roofing Association

Trent Cotney recently presented a seminar on collecting payments on construction jobs.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trent Cotney of Trent Cotney, P.A. Construction Law Group in Tampa, Florida presented a seminar at the Sarasota Manatee Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (SMRSMCA) on May 24, 2016 where he led a discussion about collecting payments on construction…

Trent Cotney, P.A. Attorneys Speak at the MBCEA Conference

Attorneys Daniel Auerbach and Anthony Tilton recently spoke at the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association Conference.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Daniel Auerbach and Anthony Tilton of Trent Cotney, P.A. Construction Law Group in Tampa, Florida presented a seminar at the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) Conference in Clearwater, Florida on May 20, 2016 where…

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…

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