Legal Tidbits: April 2015

Consumer Protection: Florida Identity Theft Law A new consumer protection law enacted in 2014 by the Florida State Legislature requires that each covered entity, governmental entity and third party agent take reasonable measures to protect and secure data in an READ MORE

Legal Tidbits: March 2015

The law regulates the use of information obtained from swiping driver’s license or identification cards. This law appears to apply to communities that have guard or gate houses that swipe driver’s license information. Driver’s license or identification card information may READ MORE

Legal Tidbits: February 2015

Did you know that the Florida legislature created Section 720.316, F.S. granting Homeowners’ Associations express emergency powers of homeowners’ associations, effective July 1, 2014? To the extent allowed by law, unless specifically prohibited by the governing documents, and consistent with READ MORE

Are you ready for the 2014 Hurricane Season?

hurricane Community association clients of Levine Law Group have questioned why they should be ready for a hurricane season when experts have for the past several years predicted a busy hurricane season which did not materialize for South Florida and the READ MORE

Jay Steven Levine Contributes Quote to South Florida Cooperator Article

Jay Steven Levine, Esquire has been quoted in an article written by Maggie Puniewska entitled “Handling Lawsuits – So You’ve Been Sued – Now What?”  Click on the below link to read the entire article. http://soflcooperator.com/articles/588/1/Handling-Lawsuits/Page1.html READ MORE

Condominium Associations Beware – Negative Ruling For Condominium Association Insuring Obligation

By:  Jay Steven Levine, Esquire A significant decision just handed down by the Fourth District Court of Appeal is the case of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation v. River Manor Condominium Association, Inc., Case No. 4D12-901 (Fla. 4thDCA April 10, 2013).  READ MORE

Are You Ready For The 2013 Hurricane Season?

Community association clients of the Levine Law Group have questioned why should they be ready for a hurricane season when experts have for the past five years predicted a busy hurricane season which did not materialize for South Florida and READ MORE

Property Damage And Insurance For The Community Association

By:  Jay Steven Levine, Esquire  The focus of this article is property damage and insurance coverage in a casualty event.  The most pervasive casualty event is a hurricane or tornado.  However, there are more common every day events which are READ MORE

Occupy Movement Occupies Vacant Bank-Owned Foreclosure Homes In Communities

Communities throughout the Nation have been faced with the launch of a campaign called “Occupy Our Homes” (or O4O), which is a public showdown against big banks and public housing authorities. This campaign is targeting for occupancy, units acquired by READ MORE

Filing Insurance Claims For The Community Association

By:  Jay Steven Levine, Esquire (published in Broward Coalition Newsletter – 2011) The focus of this article is the community association’s filing of an insurance claim for property damage in a casualty event.  It is important to realize that property READ MORE