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Construction Defect Pre-Suit Notice Now Considered an Action

The Florida Supreme Court recently handed down a decision in Gindel v. Centex that impacts Florida’s statute of repose and its relationship with construction defect claims. The statute of repose requires a claimant to commence an action within a specific time period or be barred from bringing the claim. The statute of repose is ten […]

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Recent Florida Case a Win for Roofing Contractors

In Guy Roofing, Inc. v. Angel Enterprises, LLC, the plaintiff, a roofing contractor, contracted with the owner of a shopping center to replace the roof. Shortly after beginning work on the project, the original owner sold the shopping center to a subsequent owner. The contract contained an arbitration clause requiring disputes between contractor and owner […]

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OSHA’s Five Year Look Back Period Cap No Longer Enforced

Prior to 2015, OSHA’s Field Operations Manual states that an employer may be cited for a repeat violation if “the citation is issued within 3 years of the final order date of the previous citation or within 3 years of the final abatement date, whichever is later.” In simple language this meant that OSHA may […]

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Moisture Issues in Concrete Roof Decks

Moisture in concrete roof decks that migrates into the roofing system can be a serious problem for the system’s durability and performance. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has stated that they have received, and continue to do so, a significant number of reports regarding problems created by moisture in concrete roof decks. Both normal-weight […]

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Are You Prepared to Handle Harassment Claims?

The construction industry by and large has been male dominated. The modern trend, however, has seen the construction workforce filled with more and more women. On top of that, the media has focused the spotlight on the important issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Are you prepared to handle sexual harassment claims by one […]

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Cotney Construction Law Named Immigration Law Firm of the Year for Southern USA

ORLANDO, FL, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 — Cotney Construction Law (CCL) was recently named Immigration Law Firm of the Year – Southern USA by Acquisition International’s 2018 Corporate Immigration & Relocation Awards. Acquisition International’s team of experts select winners based on the firm’s effectiveness, success, and service to their clients. Though best known as a nationwide […]

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Protecting Workers in Confined Spaces

Construction sites are constantly evolving, which is why employers must continually emphasize the importance of training, worksite evaluation, and communication to ensure workers are both safe and healthy while performing construction work. An area of particular concern for construction employers is confined spaces. Because of their inherent danger, employers must abide by OSHA’s confined space […]

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Cotney Construction Law wins A.I.’s Ones to Watch in 2014

Acquisition International Magazine has awarded Cotney Construction Law with “Ones to Watch in 2014 – The Most Influential Practice in Construction Law.”  The legal feature will showcase the top legal professionals who lead the way in their specialist field.

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Cotney Construction Law Welcomes Immigration Attorneys

Orlando, FL, August 21, 2018 – Cotney Construction Law, LLP, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades, and OSHA law, is pleased to announce the addition of immigration attorneys, Teresa Finer and Natalia Gove. Teresa and Natalia are based out of Cotney Construction Law’s Orlando office. Teresa Finer and Natalia Gove counsel clients […]

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Gun Licenses & Medical Marijuana

With a growing number of states passing laws legalizing marijuana, much of the marijuana debate has focused on the public health and economic effects of passing such a law. What is often overlooked in these discussions is how legalizing marijuana, whether recreationally or for medical purposes, affects our other rights – namely, the right to […]

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