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Jacksonville Construction Booming

October 2, 2015

Jacksonville Construction Booming

Anyone driving around Jacksonville has probably noticed the boom in construction projects all over the city. It seems that almost every other day a new large building project is announced. Here are a few of the major buildings and services popping up in Jacksonville: New $30 million water treatment plant New 4,000 seat amphitheater in…

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January 20, 2009

Defective Chinese Drywall Damages Florida Buildings

Usually when you move into a new home, you hope to be free of home repairs for quite some time. But Florida residents are complaining about a foul smell coming from dry wall or plasterboard that is made in China. According to a report from Bradentonherald.com, the state health department has received 39 complaints many…

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October 25, 2008

Florida Supreme Court Helps Injured Workers

The Florida Supreme Court ruled this week that a lawyer representing an injured worker is entitled to “reasonable” fees. Ever since a controversial 2003 reform of the state’s workers’ compensation law, lawyer’s fees have been capped. That means most lawyers understandably shy away from workers’; comp cases. We at Farah & Farah do not. The…

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June 14, 2008

Arlington Girls Drowns, Florida Leads Nation in Child Drownings

These are the sorts of stories we hear far too many of in the summer. This weekend a six-year-old girl drowned at a pool party in the Arlington section of Jacksonville. About a half dozen children were in the pool, which the sheriff’;s office reports was “cloudy”. The girl went under the surface and none…

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June 5, 2008

OSHA Fines Downtown Contractors After Garage Collapse

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined three downtown Jacksonville contractors for design and construction flaws that caused the December 6th collapse of the Berkman Plaza 2 parking garage that killed one and injured 20 other workers. Nearly $193,000 has been filed against Choate Construction, Southern Pan Services and A.A. Pittman & Sons Concrete. The…

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