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Pre-Suit Notice of Defect Is An “Action” for Purposes of Statute of Repose

Published: September 21st, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush Thomas P. Wert

In a case of first impression, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a construction defect action against a homebuilder was timely because the mandatory pre-suit notice of defect was sent to the builder before the ten-year statute of repose lapsed, even though the lawsuit was filed outside the ten-year period.   The […]

Pre-Suit Notice of Defect Is An “Action” for Purposes of Statute of Repose

Published: September 21st, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush Thomas P. Wert

In a case of first impression, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a construction defect action against a homebuilder was timely because the mandatory pre-suit notice of defect was sent to the builder before the ten-year statute of repose lapsed, even though the lawsuit was filed outside the ten-year period.   The […]

Dean Mead Welcomes New Associate to Orlando Office

Published: September 12th, 2018

By: Amy L. Judkins

Amy L. Judkins joined Dean Mead’s Orlando office as an associate in the Litigation department. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Dean Mead, Judkins was a judicial clerk for The Honorable Paul G. Byron, U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida, and she was a judicial intern for […]

Early Forensic Review of Hurricane Flood Damages Saves Client from Financial Disaster

Published: September 6th, 2018

By: Timothy W. Sobczak Mark R. Leavitt

When a Florida couple’s house was nearly washed away by flood waters associated with Hurricane Irma, it appeared they had no legal recourse. Storms and the huge amount of rain they bring are acts of God under the law; often, a victim’s only relief is to seek whatever assistance is available through FEMA. But once […]

David Hathaway Quoted in Orlando Business Journal on Challenging a Will or Trust

Published: August 16th, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

David P. Hathaway, an attorney in Dean Mead’s Orlando office and chair of the Trust and Estate Litigation Practice Group, was recently quoted in the Orlando Business Journal article “To Sue or Not to Sue.” The article spotlights some contentious factors that may be unexpected, unique or unclear but can end up in court. Hathaway’s […]

School Shootings Prompt Reexamination of Internet Freedom

Published: July 25th, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

One common thread that runs through the horrific acts of violence in schools, workplaces, nightclubs and other public places seen in recent years is that the disturbed individuals who commit mass shootings often leave a digital trail warning of their intentions. A Dean Mead attorney cautions that there is growing sentiment to force internet and […]

David Hathaway Discusses Five-Step Inquiry for Filing Confidential Information in a Civil Case

Published: July 19th, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

Attorney David P. Hathaway, chair of Dean Mead’s Litigation Department, was published in the Orange County Bar Association’s July 2018 issue of The Briefs. Hathaway’s article, “A Five-Step Inquiry for Filing Confidential Information in a Civil Case,” describes the process that should be undertaken when filing confidential case records. He includes the 10 automatic exemptions […]

Nicky Mooney quoted in OBJ on issues impacting central Florida’s legal industry

Published: July 16th, 2018

By: Nichole M. Mooney

Dean Mead employment attorney, Nicky Mooney, was quoted in the article entitled, Industry Outlook: What’s Top of Mind for Attorneys published in the Orlando Business Journal on June 22, 2018. Mooney discusses growth in the real estate industry, the impact of medical marijuana on Florida businesses, and Dean Mead’s focus on solar energy work. Read […]

Dean Mead Sponsors 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting School

Join us at the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School being hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dean Mead is one of several businesses to sponsor the event this year. Look for us in the Exhibit Hall at booth # 124. July 17-20, 2018 Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Address: 400 South Collier […]