Real Estate Broker Liability for the Actions of a Real Estate Licensee

Can a broker be liable for the actions of an associate? There are many large real estate brokerages that employ many sales associates, and if an associate does mishandle escrow funds or commits other law or rules violations the broker may be liable and subject to a disciplinary action by the DPBR. Section 475.25, Florida Statutes … Read more

Florida Legislature Reins in Condominium and HOA Estoppel Fees

As a part of the sale of any HOA controlled home, or a condominium unit, title insurers and closing agents require estoppel certificates indicating the amount owed, if any, to the HOA/Condo Association so that the appropriate prorations are made, and so that HOA/Association liens are cleared upon closing by the closing agent. Until now … Read more

Vacate Default Entered Against Corporation Represented by Non-Attorney

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It is well recognized that a corporation, unlike a natural person, cannot represent itself and cannot appear in a court of law without an attorney. Nicholson Supply Co. v. First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Hardee County, 184 So.2d 438 (Fla. 2d DCA 1966). Courts have reflexively applied this common law rule prohibiting the … Read more

Florida Law Making: Moving from Idea to Law

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Idea A citizen, group, or legislator has an idea for a new law. A Representative then decides that the idea should be a bill. House Bill Drafted The Representative (also called a member) contacts House Bill Drafting Services and requests a bill to be drafted. The member may provide very detailed instructions or just the … Read more

Make a Serious Demand, Seriously, Attorney Demand Letter

Attorney Demand Letter

 Make a Serious Demand, Seriously, with an Attorney Demand Letter.  Attorney Demand Letters, Florida Attorney Demand Letters Litigation usually begins, and can easily end, with a well drafted demand letter from a Florida Attorney. An attorney demand letter is a pre-litigation tool when an attorney reviews your case and demands the appropriate the relief by … Read more

Temporary Injunctions Based on Trade Secret Violations

Trade Secret Florida Law

According to F.S. §688.002(4), the phrase “trade secret” means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process that: a) Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure … Read more

Criminal Defense: State to Produce Witnesses (or Good Address) Prior to Trial

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“The law requires that each defendant have sufficient time to prepare a defense, including the opportunity to utilize available procedural discovery rules provided for that purpose. Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.220(a) (1)(i) requires the prosecution to disclose to defense counsel the “names and addresses of all persons known to the prosecutor to have information … Read more

Foreclosure Defense, Flat Monthly Fee Representation

Foreclosure Defense

Andrew Douglas, P.A. can help you keep your house, or keep you in your house longer. Halt the foreclosure process,by defending the foreclosure lawsuit. Low monthly legal fees that fit even the tightest budgets Avoid default judgment and forced sale. Stay in your home with NO payments to the bank while lawsuit is pending. Help with your loan … Read more

Contingency Cases: Commercial Litigation, Florida Attorney

Contingency Cases Most attorneys only take commercial litigation cases on an hourly rate basis. We take contingency construction cases. Call us for a case evaluation to see if your case qualifies for contingency fee representation. Contingency Cases Contingency Cases  – a contingency fee structure is available for certain construction case.  We look at different factors in determining … Read more

Contingency Construction Cases – Florida Construction Attorney.

Contingency Construction Cases Most attorneys only take construction cases on an hourly rate basis. We take contingency construction cases. Call us for a case evaluation to see if your case qualifies for contingency fee representation. Contingency Construction Cases Contingency Construction Cases  – a contingency fee structure is available for certain construction case.  We look at … Read more