October, 2017

Buyer Beware of Ghosts: Does a Seller Have to Disclose Whether a House is Allegedly Haunted?

October 27th, 2017

Posted in General Practice,Real Estate Law

Each year, people visit St. Augustine to experience the rich history that comes with being the Nation’s Oldest City.  Visitors flock to learn about any number of our City’s offerings: the Castillo de San Marcos, which is the oldest masonry fort in in the continental U.S.; the Oldest Wooden School House; or Flagler College, built in 1888 as a luxury hotel for Henry Morrison Flagler.  But as any local will tell you, no visit to St. Augustine is complete without a good ghost story or two along the way.
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Once Bitten, Twice Sued! Homeowners’ Associations may be Held Liable for Dog Bites on Common Areas

October 13th, 2017

Posted in Bankruptcy Information

Pet restrictions are prevalent in condominium and homeowners’ association governing documents.  Some restrict dog breed types, such as Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds, and others restrict animals based on weight.  Many people, including some who are unfamiliar with the risks associated with injuries caused by pets, question the rationale for restricting dog breeds or imposing weight limits.  This brief article discusses an association’s potential for liability and some steps an association may consider to mitigate risks associated with members’ dogs.
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