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Trent Cotney P.A. Construction Law Group to Speak at the National Safety Council

Leading law team presents with Barry Noll of the U.S. Department of the Interior   Trent Cotney P.A. Construction Law Group, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades and OSHA law, will present at the NSC Congress & Expo with the Chief of the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Division of Safety, Barry…

Trent Cotney P.A. Construction Law Group Offers Hurricane Support Legal Help Line

Tampa, FL, September 20, 2017 – Trent Cotney P.A. Construction Law Group, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades and OSHA law, is offering a free, legal help line to help contractors in hurricane stricken areas with legal questions or needs. Contractors can call 1-866-303-5868 for legal advice concerning hurricane restoration efforts. “We…

Hurricanes & Warranty Claims

Generally speaking, a hurricane is considered an Act of God.  Whether your warranty is voided because of hurricane force winds depends on the wording of your contract and warranty.  An Act of God waiver or disclaimer may act to eliminate a roofer’s liability for potential warranty claims. Similarly, a workmanship warranty may contain provisions which exempt damages caused by hurricanes. …

Honesty with Policies: Business Tactics Roofers Should Avoid

The demand for roofing work often increases after any natural disaster or, in Texas, after a severe storm. Insurance usually pays for roofing repairs after severe weather which results in roofers, some from out of state, appearing and increasing their advertising efforts to get a portion of the business.  Roofers should be aware that improperly…

Trent Cotney Grants Scholarship

Chris Schuman of Bishop Kenny High School Receives Scholarship Jacksonville, FL, August 16, 2017 – Trent Cotney, P.A. Construction Law Group, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades and OSHA defense, is pleased to announce the award of the Trent Cotney Scholarship to Chris Schuman of Bishop Kenny High School. Schuman, a rising…

Lien Transfer with No Surety

Action against lien transfer bond must be brought within one year of transfer – if lien is transferred during pendency of lien foreclosure action. Prior to 2005, Florida Statute, Section 713.24 provided that if a lawsuit to enforce a transferred lien was not commenced within one year of recording the lien, the clerk was required…

OSHA Directive CPL 02-00-098

Guidelines for Case File Documentation for use with Videotapes and Audiotapes OSHA has utilized cameras in their on-site inspections since 1998.  Job-site supervisors, as well as on-site laborers, should be aware of the policies and rules OSHA has in place regarding the use of video and audio recording equipment. It is best to be prepared…

Anderson v. Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc.

Anderson v. Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., 2D16-314, 2017 WL 2374404 (Fla. 2d Dist. App. May 31, 2017).   Anderson v. Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc. revolves around an arbitration provision in the limited warranty that Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc. (the “Builder”) provided to the Andersons. Six years after purchasing the home, the Andersons…

Subcontractors Continue to be Plagued by Additional Insureds

Parties who are additional insureds (an entity that has been added to another entity’s insurance policy that do not have to pay premiums) on subcontractor Commercial General Liability policies have little incentive to take any preventive measures to ensure its negligence does not hurt a third party. Subcontractors that are named insureds must accept a…

Revised AIA Documents – Released April 2017

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released revised versions of its form agreements. These agreements are considered the standard contracts for managing the relationships and transactions involved in construction projects. The A201-2017 form, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, includes updates to the following provisions: Insurance and Bonds Exhibit: The A201 forms now…

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