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Category Archives: Civil Litigation


What Should You Do Before Withholding Rent Due To A Code Violation?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Rent nowadays is not cheap. Many people work long hours every day in order to make ends meet. One thing that all of this work is supposed to guarantee, in many people’s minds, is that their landlord will be responsive and sufficiently address any significant deterioration of the home. Florida statutes require landlords to… Read More »


Contingent Payment Clauses In Florida Construction Contracts

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The state of Florida has been a hub for construction for years. This has been particularly true in recent years during the real estate market boom. In the past few years, the housing and property market has skyrocketed. As is so often said, land is a good investment – they are not making any… Read More »


Kanye West Lawsuit Highlights Contract Breach In Rental Contracts

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Kanye (Ye) West was recently sued by a Florida business for breach of contract after he “refused to pay (Plaintiff) for the reservation, customization, and use of its rental space as a recording studio.” The space in question is a “shoppable showroom” with curated art collections and other design and furniture pieces. The diverse… Read More »


What Is The Difference Between A Void And Voidable Judgment In Civil Litigation?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

There are two related but often misunderstood concepts in Florida civil litigation: void and voidable judgments. A void judgment refers to a civil judgment that is inherently defective. Once a judgment is found void, it is as if it never existed at all. A voidable judgment, in contrast, is one that is somehow procedurally… Read More »


Using Arbitration Agreements To Resolve Civil Disputes In Florida

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The prospect of contract litigation is often daunting for Florida business owners. One way to help insure against the risk of potentially lengthy litigation is to include binding arbitration clauses in business contracts. Federal law provides strong protections for such arbitration agreements, which can help provide for a quicker, less costly resolution should a… Read More »


What Happens After An Arbitrator Decides A Civil Dispute?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Many businesses prefer arbitration to litigation for resolving potential disputes with customers. To that end, many business contracts that customers are asked to sign include binding arbitration clauses. This means that instead of suing the company for breach of contract, the customer must submit to arbitration. The arbitrator’s final decision–known as an award–is binding… Read More »