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  • Collecting criminal restitution orders in Florida

    By: Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. We are often asked, what, if any, existing legal right in collection does an aggrieved victim have against a defendant who was ordered to pay restitution in a preceding criminal action? In short, an aggrieved party that is either the State or named...

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  • What do banks look at when evaluating creditworthiness of contractors?

    As credit begins to loosen, cash begins to flow and the building community starts to recover, we are in a unique position to advise both contractors and banks as to legal issues pertaining to loan origination due to our practice focuses in banking and construction. Contractors of...

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  • Trial Tips: A summary of the best litigation related articles of 2013

    Thanks to the omnipresence of the internet, there is no shortage of blogs or articles on nearly any and every topic imaginable. This may seem wonderful, but the problem then becomes not merely locating an article or blog, rather finding a good great article or blog. This can be ...

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  • Self-help without breaching the peace- How does a secured creditor repossess collateral without inc

    When a person or business loans money to another person or business, it is usually the case that the creditor will require a security interest in the assets of the debtor. Often times, especially these days given the state of the economy in the past five years, the debtor will de...

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  • What are the repercussions for failing to give the condo owner the required thirty-day notice

    Section 718.121(4), Florida Statutes, requires a condo association to provide a delinquent condo owner with a Notice of Intent to File a Lien, along with a thirty-day notice, prior to filing a Claim of Lien. Section 718.121(4) was added to the Florida Statutes in July 2008, beco...

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  • When does a Purchase Money Security Interest trump an existing UCC-1 blanket asset lien?

    When a Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI) trumps an existing UCC-1 blanket asset lien depends upon whether the creditor perfected its PMSI during the required time period under Florida law in order to receive priority status over previously recorded blanket liens. Under Flor...

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  • A valid Independent Contractor Agreement does not necessarily exempt employers from wage claims

    In the face of wage claims under section 448.110, Florida Statutes, the existence of an independent contractor agreement not always dispositive in classifying an individual as an independent contractor or an employee for the purpose of a wage dispute. Courts consider a number of ...

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  • Appointment of Receivers in debt collection: A brief overview of pro’s and con’s

    Very often in a debt collection action, whether a breached contract, defaulted secured note or otherwise, there will be a debtor who is trying to deplete corporate assets (frequently real property) before the inevitable judgment can be rendered. Sometimes depletion isnt intention...

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  • Top 5 Construction Mediation Tips and Techniques: Tip #5- Draft your settlement documents in advance

    Please allow this bLAWg post to serve as the fifth installment in a five part series entitled Top 5 Construction Mediation Tips and Techniques. The previous installments can be found below: Tip #1 Ensure you and your client fully understand what mediation is and what its benef...

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  • Top 5 Construction Mediation Tips and Techniques: Tip #4- Take your construction mediator selection,

    Please allow this bLAWg post to serve as the fourth installment in a five part series entitled Top 5 Construction Mediation Tips and Techniques. The previous installments can be found below: Tip #1 Ensure you and your client fully understand what mediation is and what its benef...

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