Blog

Construction Law Newsletter – FRSA Victorious at CILB

In May 2015, the Hernando County Building Official filed a Petition for Declaratory Statement with the CILB, asking the Board 1) to determine the definition of a preformed panel-post and beam roof; 2) whether a Specialty Structure Contractor can install this roof directly over existing roofing for site built structures; and 3) exactly what mobile…

Construction Law Newsletter – Sealed Attic Protection

While the research continues regarding the proper use and installation of spray foam installation and sealed attics, many contractors have requested a contract disclaimer.  The following is a short form disclaimer that can be used by roofers where they have concerns over existing conditions involving sealed attic systems: Sealed Attic Liability Exclusion: Contractor expressly disclaims liability…

William Woods Writes Article for Roofing Magazine

Attorney William Woods of Trent Cotney, P.A. recently wrote an article for the July/August 2015 edition of Roofing Magazine. William’s article addresses the potential ability of a bankruptcy trustee to “claw back” monies paid to a contractor (creditor) by a debtor while the debtor was insolvent or within 90-days of the debtor filing for bankruptcy….

Trent Cotney Speaks at TCRCA Meeting

Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer, Trent Cotney of Trent Cotney, P.A. presented a course on how to handle OSHA inspections at the Tri-County Roofing Contractors Association meeting on June 23, 2015. Participants earned a one-hour continuing education credit. With offices in Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando, Trent Cotney, P.A. serves the construction industry in construction…

Hurricane Roof Damages and Ordinance and Law Coverage

“Roy Jossfolk, v. United Property & Casualty Insurance Company, 38 Fla. L. Weekly D649a, Case No. 4D12-443, filed March 20, 2013.  Summary judgment for insurer for denial of “Ordinance and Law” coverage for hurricane roof damages was reversed based on such coverage not being originally appraised, but subsequently “incurred” (Ceballa v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.,…

Roofing Contractor and Attorney’s Fees Case

“Mike Cobb v. David Durando and Jane Durando, husband and wife,38 Fla. L. Weekly D847a, Case No. 2D12-1991, issued April 17, 2013: After prevailing in a bench trial against their roofing contractor for breach of contract, the homeowners sought attorney fees pursuant to section 768.79 based on a single demand for judgment. The award of…

Roofing Contractor’s Summary Judgment Reversed

“Carriage Hills Condominium, Inc., v. JBH Roofing & Construction, Inc., 38 Fl. L. Weekly D643a, Case No. 4D11-2251, filed on March 20, 2013. Summary judgment in favor of roofing contractor for breach of a “full scope contingency contract” (in which payments were to be approved and paid by insurer), based soled on the deposition of…

Have A Legal Question? Request A Consultation Today