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  • Supplier put lien on my property,they sent letter of intent to wrong address, i didnot get it i 15 days, can lien be valid

    the supplier 90 days is over and i now know notice of intent was sent to wrong address,is lien a valid

    Stephanie’s Answer

    The lien law is controlled by the statute:
    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0713/0713ContentsIndex.html
    The facts you've supplied are a little hard to understand- not sure if you're in privity and/or what you mean by a letter of intent.
    You really should consult an attorney.

    Best of Luck,
    Stephanie Bolton
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • I was terminated due to the actions of another employee also terminated for not doing his job properly. Is this legal?

    I was terminated due to a co worker that had been there longer. We were told to complete work orders. I filled out a work order for everthing he refused. We were both terminated

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Florida is a right to work state- so unless you had an employment contract that the employer breached by terminating your employment or you were fired because you are part of a protected class (discrimination) you most likely do not have a case for unlawful termination.

    Best of Luck,
    Stephanie Bolton
    www.constructionattorneytampa.com

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  • Employer Attorney responded to discovery requests w/NOTHING, do they not have to comply?

    I've filed requests for production of docs and interr.. Response was OBJECT and refer to answer #2 where we object. Should I answer and respond accordingly to their requests for discovery or, motion to compel response without answering because th...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Discovery- especially motions to compel have to be dealt with on a case by case basis and based on the information you have/can give us there is no other answer than you'll need to consult with an attorney.

    Best of Luck,
    Stephanie Bolton
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need?

    Our company works primarily for homeowner's with property damage. Most of what we do is covered by the homeowners insurance policy. We bill the insurance carrier on the homeowner's behalf. Certain insurance company adjusters will tell the homeowne...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    You should speak with a construction attorney and/or an attorney who practices in the area of defamation.

    Best of Luck,
    Stephanie Bolton
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • Is the Mechanics Lien filed against the "actual" owner of the property?

    My husband did several thousand dollars of work on a home. This man was paying him in cash. At the end he was angry that that my husband would not do additional work he wanted done that my husband did not feel he had the expertise to do the job. ...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Also filing a lien against a property you don't have a legal right to lien (which can be complicated to determine) can expose your husband to a slander of lien cause of action. You really should consider consulting with an attorney before pursuing on your own. Many attorney even offer free consultations.

    Best of luck.
    Stephanie Bolton
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • Is it illegal to give someone diarrhea without their knowledge?

    Is it illegal to give someone diarrhea without their knowledge?

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Depends on the circumstances. Please post additional information. Was it an individual or company, any claim that they did it on purpose, what proof do you have, etc..

    Best wishes,
    Stephanie Bolton
    (813) 667-0434
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • 2 bench warrants, expired tags, suspended license in OK, moved to FL, how do I go about fixing all this so I can drive legally?

    I have 2 bench warrants out in OK for non payment of 2 traffic tickets that were issued about 2 years ago. I currently live in Florida, and would like to get all of this taken care of so I can get a FL drivers license and FL plates. I called the c...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Contact a attorney experienced in traffic issues in OK.

    Best wishes,
    Stephanie Bolton
    (813) 667-0434
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • How to file a lawsuit against my former employer to receive final compensation.

    I was let go about a month ago (May, '12) by my former employer. He has promised to pay me $1,100 for this month (June, '12) for remaining compensation. I have inquired for the past two weeks to see when I could pick up the check with no response....

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Because of the amount you may want to consider filing your lawsuit in small claims and handling yourself. But I'd speak to a labor/employment attorney in your area first to see what they have to say.

    Best wishes,
    Stephanie Bolton
    (813) 667-0434
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • Can a contractor sue you if you sign a work order authorzation but then you found out he wasnt bonded and you dont want to use t

    is a work order auth the same as a contract. it doent have a price quote or anything. thank you

    Stephanie’s Answer

    This question is very fact dependent and you should consult an attorney so they can look at the "work order" if the contractor insists on trying to complete the contract. They may also raise an oral contract argument.

    Best of luck,
    Stephanie Bolton
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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  • Is it legal for an apartment complex to require that you carry 'renters insurance' or they will not renew your lease?

    Is it legal for an apartment complex to require that you carry 'renters insurance' or they will not renew your lease?

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Yes, but if it's a new requirement you can try and use it to negotiate a lower rent price. Might not work but it's worth trying. Otherwise you can look for a new apartment.

    Best of luck,
    Stephane Bolton
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

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