F. Eugene Atwood

F. Eugene Atwood

Rogers Towers

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Rogers Towers: Florida’s Construction Lien Act: Who Is a Lienor?

We hear this term, lienor, but it is often misunderstood. One does not have to record a Claim of Lien to be a lienor. The Act provides that anyone who has the right to file a Construction lien is a lienor....more

8/7/2013 - Construction Liens Contractors Liens Subcontractors

Rogers Towers: Florida’s Construction Lien Act: What Kind of Work is Lienable

Sometimes it is good to review the basics. For instance, with Florida’s Construction Lien Act, it is easy to remember that alienor may obtain a lien for any unpaid “contract price” related to the permanent improvement of...more

7/10/2013 - Construction Liens Liens Property Improvements

Rogers Towers: First Thoughts on Recent Changes to Florida’s Economic Loss Rule

The Supreme Court of Florida recently blurred the lines between contract and tort law in a case involving breach of contract and negligence claims between an insured and its insurance broker. The Court used this vehicle to...more

7/4/2013 - Breach of Contract Commercial Insurance Policies Economic Loss Doctrine Insurance Brokers Negligence Privity of Contract

Rogers Towers: New Law Alters Liability for Architects and Engineers

Of recent interest to architects, engineers and owners, Governor Scott signed into law an act relating to design professionals which limit their individual liability in certain circumstances. The new statute created by this...more

6/26/2013 - Architects Engineering Errors and Omissions Policy New Legislation Personal Liability

Rogers Towers: Economic Loss Rule Takes a Step Back

On March 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Florida filed its opinion in Tiara Condominium Assoc., Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. With this case, the Court took the final step of receding from the application of the...more

6/19/2013 - Breach of Contract Construction Contracts Economic Loss Doctrine

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