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June 2013 Archives

Owner/Contractor Under Duty To Ensure Safe Site

Worthington Communities, Inc., was both the property owner and the general contractor for a condominium project in Fort Meyers. Worthington contracted with Sunshine Masonry, Inc. ("Sunshine") to install forms and pour concrete for structural divisions between floors. The joist system utilized by Sunshine required the placement of steel joists between the exterior masonry walls, stabilized by rollbars around the perimeter of the walls and at intervals along the length of the joists. The wire mesh to be used for reinforcement of the concrete was delivered in 3700-pound bundles. The joist manufacturer's specifications and the blueprint notes indicated that the mesh bundles should not be loaded and stored on the joists until the rollbars were completely installed.  Read On . . .

It Is Business . . . It Is Not Personal

As Tom Hagen said to Sonny Corleone in the Godfather, it "is business, not personal." Words to live by. Often in our line of work, clients want their pound of flesh. They want to prove the other side wrong, and make them pay. We, as lawyers, do well from a financial perspective when parties make such decisions personal, instead of looking at them from a business standpoint. We get paid to litigate cases where in the end, nobody except for the lawyers wins from a business perspective. Something to think about when you are in what is a business dispute. Read On . . .

But That Is Not What I Meant! Too Bad So Sad!

As we have written before, reformation, or correction of mistakes in a contract are not a legal right. While a court can order that a contract be rewritten to take into account some mistakes, the court's ability to do so is limited. The only sure fire way to be certain your contract is consistent with your understanding of your agreement, is to obtain legal consultation before the contract is executed. After execution, you may be bound even to the most egregious of mistakes.  Read On . . .

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