Our clients have varied financial business interests throughout the southeastern United States. They have found that one of our strengths is the ability to handle the entire spectrum of disputes presented. These complex commercial disputes involve all aspects of commercial and business transactions, ranging from small amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars where the company’s financial future will be determined by the outcome of the case. Our attorneys regularly handle complex commercial cases ranging from basic breach of contract to extremely intricate financial fraud cases. Our representation also involves cases involving disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions, construction, banking, intellectual property, insurance, professional liability, director and officer liability and business torts including breach of fiduciary duty.
Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal recently had the opportunity to provide much needed guidance on the issue of whether a statutory motor vehicle dealer bond caps the surety’s liability for plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees at the penal sum of the bond. Unfortunately, the court found another issue to be dispositive and declined to rule on the attorneys’ fees issue.October 21, 2013
In Arch Insurance Company v. John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-22403-RNS (S.D. Fla. December 12, 2016), Arch Insurance Company (“Arch”) sued John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc. (“Moriarty”) seeking a declaration that there was no coverage under a performance-and-payment bond (“Bond”) that Arch issued on a project naming Moriarty as the obligee. Moriarty was the general contractor and sought $995,239.83 from Arch, under the performance side of the Bond, related to alleged shortfalls of the subcontractor/principal.October 21, 2013