Florida Construction Defect Statute Chapter 558 Legal Update 2020

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Dec 22, 2020 7:30:00 AM

As a continuation of our recent primer article on Florida Construction Defect Cases - The Statute of Repose, my law partner Stephanie Preston and I generated this additional primer based on some frequent questions & common issues which often arise in construction defect and construction PD cases. The following is a primer on Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes, which affects both construction companies and their insurance companies that insure for property and casualty.

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Topics: Insurance, Construction

Construction Defect Cases - The Statute of Repose

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Dec 15, 2020 4:30:22 PM

Recently my law partner Stephanie Preston and I generated this primer based on some frequent questions & common issues which often arise in construction defect and construction PD cases. The following primer is on The Statute of Repose for Construction Defect Cases, which affects both construction companies and their insurance companies that insure for property and casualty. It's important to understand the purpose and the limitations of this statute.

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Topics: Insurance, Construction

Attorney Joe Amos Named the Best Lawyer® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Orlando

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Oct 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Fisher Rushmer, P.A. congratulates attorney Joseph L. Amos, Jr. for receiving the Best Lawyers 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” award for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Orlando Florida.

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Topics: News, Award

5 Fisher Rushmer, P.A. Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Edition

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Oct 13, 2020 9:57:23 AM

Fisher Rushmer, P.A. congratulates 5 of its attorneys who were included in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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Topics: News, Award

Small Business Reorganization Act and CARES Act

Posted by David McFarlin on Apr 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Making Reorganization More Friendly for Small Business Debtors

Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code creates many difficulties for a small business debtor. Many small businesses fail in Chapter 11 or avoid Chapter 11 because of:

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Topics: Chapter 11, CARES Act, SBRA

First-Party Bad Faith Claims and COVID-19

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Apr 17, 2020 9:54:38 AM

COVID-19 Strikes Again…This Time in the Nation’s Courthouses

As the consequences of COVID-19 infections unfold – with already felt countrywide and global financial impacts – many U.S. businesses are scrambling to assess and recover income, resources, and “lost opportunities,” some simply to keep their doors open.

It shouldn’t surprise us then that many companies and industries are attempting to recoup losses through their insurance policies.

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Topics: Bad Faith Claims, COVID-19

A “Quiet Restructuring” with Loud Implications For Florida County Courts

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Feb 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A bill passed last year by the 2019 Florida legislature now expands the authority of county courts. While referred to by one legislator as a “quiet restructuring,” the new law could potentially have significant implications for civil suits; for example, those involving uninsured or underinsured motorist claims.

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Topics: Insurance, Civil Litigation

Daubert Rides Again - Unreliable, Speculative Expert Opinions Still Don’t Fly Under Daubert

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Jan 28, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Last summer Florida’s 4th DCA issued a generally helpful and instructive ruling, confirming the Florida legislature’s reinstatement of “Daubert” as the legal standard for admissibility of expert testimony. (Kemp v. State, 44 FLW D1974 – 7/31/19) While the opinion involves a criminal case, the decision and its basis are relevant, applicable, and important for civil cases.

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Topics: Insurance, Civil Litigation

5 Fisher Rushmer, P.A. Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Sep 18, 2019 2:27:52 PM

Fisher Rushmer, P.A. is proud to announce that five (5) of their attorneys are once again included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 edition.

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Topics: News, Award

Mediation Advocacy Seminar Features Joe Amos

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Jun 5, 2019 12:41:11 PM

Joseph L. Amos, Jr., Managing Shareholder for Fisher Rushmer, P.A., will serve as a featured speaker for the White Hat/Black Hat with Gray Matter: Advanced Mediation Advocacy for Plaintiff and Defense Counsel and Their Clients seminar on June 13, 2019. 

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Topics: mediation

Fisher Rushmer, P.A. Named an Orlando 2019 "Best Law Firm" in Six Practice Areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Apr 25, 2019 11:28:03 AM

Fisher Rushmer, P.A. has recently been named a 2019 "Best Law Firm" in Orlando for six practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Our firm was recognized in four Orlando Tier 1 practice areas, one Orlando Tier 2 practice area, and one Orlando Tier 3 practice area.

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Topics: News, Award

You Receive a First Party Civil Remedies Notice (CRN). What Now?

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Apr 9, 2019 5:26:55 PM

How to Respond?

ANSWER:  Prudence, Not "Perfection," Is Called For.

In recent years, there seems to have been an uptick, especially in first party pre-suit assignments, involving the filing of a Civil Remedies Notice (“CRN”).  The CRNs frequently involve an injured party’s (policy holder’s) claim for UM/UIM benefits following an auto accident.

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Topics: Insurance, Bad Faith Claims

Fisher Rushmer Sponsors Toy Drive for the In-Need Children of Washington Shores Elementary

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Feb 11, 2019 5:17:42 PM

This past holiday season, Fisher Rushmer joined forces with the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section (OCBA YLS) and other community leaders to sponsor a toy drive to benefit the wonderful students of Washington Shores Elementary, a Title 1 school.

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Topics: Community Service

Fisher Rushmer Proudly Sponsors the Breakfast of Champions

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Jan 28, 2019 5:54:15 PM

It was an honor again to have Fisher Rushmer support and sponsor the Breakfast of Champions, an annual fundraiser for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc (OCBA).  The fundraising event, held on November 8, 2018, was the 11th annual Breakfast of Champions, helping to raise support and awareness for those in need of legal assistance in our community but are unable to afford an attorney.

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Topics: Legal Aid Society

7th Amendment Symposium for High School Students

Posted by Fisher Rushmer, P.A. on Dec 17, 2018 8:48:00 AM

Joe  Amos, Managing Shareholder of Fisher Rushmer, P.A, and last year’s 2017 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), co-chaired the second annual 7th Amendment Symposium: The Right to Trial by Jury. The symposium, presented by the Central Florida Chapter of ABOTA, featured Florida attorneys and local judges. 

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Topics: News

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