19 08, 2019

New Florida Law Aims to Change the ABCs of AOBs

Insurance, Legislation|

 

Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed an Assignment of Benefits (“AOB” reform bill aimed at protecting Florida consumers from predatory insurance practices. The new law, which took effect on July 1, 2019, is memorialized by the addition of two (2) entirely new sections to Chapter 627 of the Florida Statutes. The new law addresses abuse of

6 08, 2019

Enforce or not to Enforce? A Community Associations’ Liability in Tort Cases.

Community Association, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Homeowners Association, Parking, Rules and Regulations|

The Fourth District Court of Appeals recently addressed an association’s liability for failure to enforce no-street parking restrictions in Seminole Lakes HOA, Inc. v. Esnard, Case No. 4D18-15 (Fla. 4th DCA December 19, 2018). The case arose out of a car accident between Esnard and another driver which occurred inside the Seminole Lakes community.

The restrictive

17 07, 2019

Another Fair Housing Case for Community Associations to Swim Around

Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Fair Housing Act Issues, Homeowners Association, Rules and Regulations, Uncategorized|

The Federal Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601 prohibits housing providers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status and disability. Most states, including Florida, have their own anti-discrimination laws, such as the Florida Fair Housing Act. In Florida, community associations are bound by both the Federal and Florida

1 07, 2019

Florida’s 2nd DCA Affirms Exception to General Rule of Defendant’s Entitlement to Attorney Fees After Plaintiff’s Voluntary Dismissal

Community Association, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Homeowners Association|

The Second District Court of Appeals ruling in Valencia Golf and Country Club Homeowners’ Association, Inc. v. Community Resource Services, Inc. and Orangetee Homeowners Association, Inc., Case No. 2D17-4986 (Fla. 2d DCA, May 22, 2019) is instructive for community associations, and litigants in general, of a party ensuring the issue of entitlement to attorney fees

20 06, 2019

The Attorneys of AriasBosinger Voted by Their Peers as Florida Legal Elite

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PETERSBURG, FL. (June 22, 2019) – Attorneys Carlos R. Arias, Sonia A. Bosinger, and Laura M. Ballard of Arias Bosinger, PLLC were recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The recognition marks the fourth consecutive

14 06, 2019

2019 Legislative Update – What Became Law?

Condominium Association, Homeowners Association, Legislation|

As we discussed in our previous Legislative Update post, the Florida Legislature was working on number of bills that would have impacted community associations on a wide range of issues, and would have resulted in major revisions to Florida’s Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act. However, as the 2019 legislative session came to a close,

10 06, 2019

Super Lawyers – Rising Stars of 2019

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ORLANDO, FL. (June 18, 2019) – Adam W. Carls, partner with Arias Bosinger, PLLC, has been selected to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Florida are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas

3 06, 2019

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes Regulations to Modernize the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act|

Congress delegated the authority to issue substantive rules interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Recently, CFPB proposed new rules modifying the FDCPA.

The proposed rules seek to clarify and modernize many of the FDCPA’s requirements to bring it up

1 06, 2019

Adam W. Carls and Frank J. Lacquaniti Certified by The Florida Bar as Experts in Condominium and Planned Land Development Law

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“Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise.”

ORLANDO, FL –  Effective June 1, 2019, Adam W. Carls and Frank J. Lacquaniti, partners of Arias Bosinger, PLLC, will be among the 2019 class of attorneys who achieved board certification in Condominium and Planned Land Development Law by The Florida Bar.

Board certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar and displays an attorney’s

15 05, 2019

You Keep Using That Word, But I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means – Second DCA Weighs in on Effect of Insured Executing Multiple Assignments of Benefits

Community Association, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Homeowners Association, Insurance|

When faced with major property damage, whether caused by burst pipes or hurricane damage, a property owner or community association has a duty to mitigate its loss. That means timely notifying the insurance carrier of the loss and taking reasonable measures to minimize the extent of damage. In the case of burst pipes, mitigation includes