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Authored by experienced construction lawyers, this manual is a comprehensive treatment of construction law. Chapters cover the rights and liabilities of parties to construction projects, the bid process involving public entities, trial preparation, and alternative dispute resolution and partnering. The manual addresses bankruptcy, bond, insurance, and damages issues, and includes a chapter on jury instructions for construction trials.

Highlights of the new edition include:

•  Throughout the book the authors addressed the impact of Tiara Condominium Association, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. where the Florida Supreme Court held the Economic Loss Rule applies only in the products liability context
•  The impact of the Florida Statute Evidence Code amendment based on Daubert regarding admissibility of expert testimony is raised
•  Statutory amendments impacting the Notice of Commencement, changes in the requirements for written demands for contract copies, and added flexibility for notices, claims of lien and other served documents
•  The pre-suit notice requirements changed by statute are discussed
•  Changes to public construction bonds, private payment bonds and public bids are detailed
•  Case law, statute, and rule references are reviewed and updated

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Table of Contents

1.   Introduction  

      S. LaRue Williams



2.    Rights And Liabilities Of The Owner

      Bruce D. Partington, Luis Prats and Wm. Cary Wright



3.    Rights And Liabilities Of Architects And Engineers

      Frank A. Hamner, Luis Prats, and Wm. Cary Wright



4.    Rights And Liabilities Of Construction Managers

      Brian A. Wolf



5.    Rights And Liabilities Of General Contractors

      Luis Prats and Wm. Cary Wright



6.   Rights And Liabilities Of Subcontractors And Suppliers

      Adam G. Adams, III and William D. Brinton



7.   Bids, Bid Disputes, And Competitive Negotiations Involving Public Entities

      April A. Atkins and Sean A. Mickley



8.   Rights And Liabilities Of Sureties

      Edward Etcheverry



9.   Trial Preparation

      Thamir A.R. Kaddouri, Jr.



10.   Recoverable Damages

        Davisson F. Dunlap, Jr. and Davisson F. Dunlap, III



11.   Delay Claims

        S. LaRue Williams and Drew C. Williams



12.    Expert Witnesses

        Christine M. Hoke and Michael J. Gore



13.    Alternative Dispute Resolution And Partnering

        David Adelstein and Patrick Mullane 1



14.    The Public Works Contract

        Brian A. Wolf 1



15.   Special Considerations For Federal Construction Contracts

        Mark A. Smith




16.   The Impact Of Bankruptcy On Construction Law Rights

        Hon. K. Rodney May, Gardner F. Davis and Mark J. Wolfson



17.  Jury Instructions In Construction Cases

        Construction Law Committee of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section




INDEXES

Florida Statutes

Florida Constitution

Laws Of Florida

Attorney General Opinions

Florida Rules Of Appellate Procedure

Florida Rules Of Arbitration

Florida Rules Of Civil Procedure

Florida Rules Of Judicial Administration

Florida Rules Of Mediation

Florida Administrative Code

United States Code

Federal Rules Of Bankruptcy Procedure

Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure

Public Laws

Code Of Federal Regulations

Federal Register

Federal Rules Of Evidence

Cases

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