Florida Court Overrules Decision Denying Fees in Miller Act Claim

Earlier this year, a Florida appellate court overruled a decision denying a claim for attorneys’ fees by a prime contractor and its surety after prevailing in its defense of a Miller Act claim. In U.S.A. f/u/b/o RMP Capital Corp. v. Turner Construction Co., 2017 WL 244066 (11th Cir. 2017), a subcontractor and sub-subcontractor on a…

Case Law Update: Mid-Continent Casualty Co.

A recent 5th DCA decision further clarified a reoccurring issue in construction litigation cases involving insurance companies.  Commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies typically contain a section called “Supplementary Payments ” section that generally states as follows: Insurer will pay, with respect to any claim we investigate or settle, or any “suit” against an insured we defend:…

Trent Cotney, P.A. Named a Best Law Firm in 2016

Trent Cotney, P.A. Named to US News & World Report’s 2016 Best Law Firms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Indemnification and The Statute of Repose

We have previously written on the difference between the statute of limitations and statute of repose with regard to construction related disputes. As a refresher, in the construction defect context, a claimant has four years to file suit from the date they knew or reasonably should have known with the exercise of due diligence the…

Construction Lawyer, Trent Cotney Named FRACCA General Counsel

Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer, Trent Cotney of Trent Cotney, P.A. has been named General Counsel for the Florida Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA). FRACCA is the statewide association dedicated to serving the refrigeration and HVAC industries. Mr. Cotney has represented air conditioning and refrigeration contractors for the last 16 years and…

Trent Cotney to Speak at Annual FRACCA Education Conference

On March 27, 2015, Trent Cotney of Trent Cotney, P.A. will speak on contractor licensing at the annual Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) Education Conference in Kissimmee, Florida. Attendees will receive one hour of laws and rules continuing education credit.

Trent Cotney, P.A. Opens New Office in Jacksonville, FL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trent Cotney, P.A. is pleased to announce the opening of its Jacksonville office, located at 233 East Bay Street, Suite 905, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. This office will facilitate Trent Cotney, P.A.’s continued service of North Florida and South Georgia’s construction law needs. Trent Cotney, P.A. is a construction law firm that represents contractors, design professionals and…

Trent Cotney, P.A. Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms

For the second consecutive year, Trent Cotney, P.A. has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms in Construction Law (2015).

Attorney Daniel Auerbach Joins Trent Cotney, P.A.

Trent Cotney, P.A. is pleased to announce the hiring of second year lawyer Daniel Auerbach.  In addition to his skills as a litigator, Dan brings his experience working with construction manufacturers and suppliers, and is a welcomed addition to the construction law practice group.

Trent Cotney Presents Seminar to National Association of Credit Management

Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer, Trent Cotney of Trent Cotney, P.A. in Tampa, Florida presented a seminar to the National Association of Credit Management entitled “Demand Letters That Work” on October 15, 2014.

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