Welcome to Deconstructed!

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Rogers Towers’ Construction Law Practice Group is pleased to announce a complete overhaul of our blog, including a new name, Deconstructed, and new address: www.deconstructedblog.com. If you read our blog (formerly called The Florida Construction Law Blog) previously, you can continue to expect the same great content in a new, updated format. If this is […]

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Is Toxic Flooring the New Chinese Drywall?

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A few days ago, the popular television program “60 Minutes” aired a story about a national flooring retailer selling Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring that contains extremely high levels of the cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde.  The report detailed the false labeling practices of the laminate flooring in China where misleading labels are affixed to the flooring materials to […]

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Florida May Create New License for Structural Engineers

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New legislation may soon create a separate structural engineering license in the State of Florida.  The move toward structural licensure is well underway due to House Bill 217 and Senate Bill 338.  Under the proposed legislation, structural engineering is defined as “a service or creative work that includes the analysis and design of significant structures.”  […]

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Florida May Soon Reduce Statute of Repose For Construction-Related Claims to 7 Years

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On January 22, 2015, Representative Jay Fant introduced House Bill 501, a bill aimed at reducing the current statute of repose for construction-related claims from 10 years to 7 years.  Florida’s statute of limitations and statute of repose for claims “founded on the design, planning, or construction of an improvement to real property” are found […]

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Appellate Court Reverses Jury Award To Golf Course Contractor

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The Second District Court of Appeal recently reversed a jury verdict that awarded a contractor nearly $300,000 after determining that the amount had already been paid by another entity.  The dispute in Tern Bay Community Development District v. Ryangolf Corporation arose from the planned development of a golf community known as Tern Bay.  Tern Bay, […]

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Florida’s Slavin Doctrine: Alive, Well and Expanding?

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In a recent opinion, the Fourth District Court of Appeal appears to have expanded the Slavin doctrine in the context of design professional liability.  In McIntosh v. Progressive Design and Engineering, Inc. (Jan. 7, 2015), the plaintiff’s father was killed in a car accident as he attempted to navigate an intersection with newly installed traffic […]

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