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Florida Defect Claims

Know the steps you need to take in assessing and dealing with construction defects in Florida.

Construction defects remain a constant and growing issue for construction practitioners and their clients throughout Florida. Understanding the process of identifying, evaluating and managing defects in new construction and remediation projects is an essential tool for Florida construction lawyers. This topic will help you understand the basics of construction defect claims, and the practical steps involved in assessing and dealing with construction defects for both claimants and defendants.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction - Florida Construction Defects: Build It and the Lawyers Will Come

  • Construction Defects, Construction Defects Everywhere
  • What Is a Construction Defect?
  • What Is Not a Construction Defect?

Identification and Evaluation - Inspection and Analysis

  • Site Review
  • Destructive Testing
  • Spoliation
  • Experts

Notice and Timing - Time Isn't on Your Side

  • Chapter 558: Notice of Claim Statutes
  • Repairs Offers and the Right to Cure
  • Limitations and Repose

Claims - Covering Your Bases

  • Theories of Liability
  • Affirmative Defenses
  • Economic Loss Rule

Insurance - Here to Help?

  • Commercial General Liability Insurance
  • Additional Insured Status

Conclusion - an Ounce of Prevention, but Don't Forget Your Aspirin

  • Questions and Answers
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This course was last revised on April 27, 2017.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • FL CLE 2.0 including Construction Law 2
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Mark A. Smith

Mark A. Smith

Carey, O'Malley, Whitaker & Mueller, P. A.

  • Shareholder at Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker, Mueller, Roberts & Smith, P.A.
  • Litigator and counselor who focuses on construction litigation and construction contracting
  • Extensive experience in all manners of performance and defect disputes and particular expertise handling issues involving marine construction
  • Selected as a “Florida Super Lawyer” as a “Rising Star” in 2016 and 2017
  • Frequent speaker and has written numerous publications
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, The University of Michigan School of Law; B.A. degree, with distinction, Yale University
  • Can be contacted at 813-229-4151 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 400164
Published 2017
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