Shareholder Michael B. Bittner's Appears in Trial Advocate Quarterly
Shareholder Michael B. Bittner’s article titled,’ Maronda Homes, Inc. of Florida v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Association: Expanding the Scope of Implied Warranties in Construct ion Defect Cases’ appears in Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2014.
In Maronda Homes, the Florida Supreme Court expanded the implied warranties of fitness and merchantability in construction litigation to include “offsite improvements” such as roads and water management systems. A statutory amendment while the litigation was pending, however, specifically excluded offsite improvements from the scope of the warranties. Michael’s article summarizes the decision and explains why the law in this area remains uncertain