FLORIDA STATE CASES

  • Design Build Contracts – Fla Stat. 481.229(3): a certified or registered general contractor is not required to be licensed as an architect when negotiating or performing services under a design build contract so long as architectural services offered or rendered in connection with the contract are offered and rendered by a licensed architect.  Diaz & Russell Corporation v. Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Case No. 3D13-1764, (Fla. 3d DCA May 28, 2014).
  • Compelling Arbitration:  A party does not waive its right to compel arbitration by filing a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction prior to moving to compel arbitration.  AMS Staff Leasing, Inc. v. Ocha Engineering, Corp., Case No. 3D13-2735, (Fla. 3d DCA May 28, 2014).