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December 2013 Archives

Unlicensed contractor causing problems for Florida community

Each day homeowners throughout the Orlando, Florida area decide to make improvements to their property. While some of these individuals are able to complete the work on their own, many do not possess the necessary knowledge and skill and rely upon those they deem to be professionals to perform the work. In many cases the contractors hired to complete these jobs do so correctly and in a timely manner. Other times however, homeowners are left with a bigger mess than when they started.

The Law on Contract modification

Some of the factual details of the case in which the attorneys at the Carr Law Firm, P.A. obtained a favorable jury verdict are as follows:  A General Contractor performed work on the defendant's home that was destroyed by the '04 hurricanes. The contract had a provision for written change orders. Throughout the job, each time the defendant requested that additional, updated work be performed, our client provided the defendant with updated invoices and job cost details and kept the defendant in the loop as to the updated job costs after changes were requested. Our client also provided emails to both the defendant and her sons and provided them with ways that she could save money by foregoing some of the updates.  Our client also allowed the defendant to hire her own subcontractors in an effort to save her money. One of the defenses was that the contract was not modified and the defendant denied owing those monies for the updated changes. The law on contract modifications is such that:

Favorable Jury Verdict reached by the Attorneys at the Carr Law Firm

VERDICT: A client of the Carr Law Firm, P.A. just received a favorable jury verdict after a very hard fought 2 week jury trial in a Construction case that involved claims for Breach of Contract and Construction Lien Foreclosure. The lawsuit was filed in 2008 for our client, a General Contractor, against a homeowner for failing to pay the amounts due pursuant to a construction contract. In response, the homeowner alleged everything from Fraud, Exploitation of the Elderly, violation of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Negligence, violation of Florida's Building Code, Fraudulent Lien, and Construction Defects. The lien was found VALID and the jury found that the defendant breached the construction contract and awarded our client every dollar sought. The jury also found that there were no construction defects.

2 Orlando properties purchased by business from another state

For many businesses located throughout the nation the purchase or sale of real estate is a part of its operation. In some cases it is a peripheral matter. Other times however, purchasing and managing commercial properties is the point of the business. Recently two properties in the Orlando area were purchased by a business based in another state. The properties are multifamily residential apartment homes.

Florida woman alleges breach of contract against BET

Contracts are a necessary part of running businesses. This is true regardless of the type of business or where it is headquartered. Some contracts are for products and other for services. The specifics of each will vary depending on the type of business.

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  • Pete Carr has represented my companies for the past several years. He has handled all of the companies litigation needs along with providing legal counsel and legal documents as needed. Pete is always extremely professional but the thing that I like the most about Pete is how responsive he is when needed.
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    Broker-Investment Partner
    Results Real Estate Partners, LLC
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