Business Litigation

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Does A 558 Notice Constitute A “Suit” Under The Terms Of A CGL Policy? The Florida Supreme Court Says It Does, But It May Not Matter

In Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co., 232 So. 3d 273 (Fla. 2017), the Florida Supreme Court answered a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the affirmative, finding that a Chapter 558 Notice does constitute a “suit” under the definitions in a CGL Policy.

Why Does The Definition Of “Suit” Matter?

An insurance carrier’s duty to defend is only triggered when there is a “suit” seeking damages for “property damage.” 

Read more . . .

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Todd Davis Selected to Jacksonville's Top Lawyers

Todd Davis of Davis Law Firm Selected to Jacksonville's Top Lawyers by Jacksonville Magazine

The October issue of Jacksonville Magazine selects and features the top lawyers in Northeast Florida. According to the article:

"Jacksonville Magazine offers readers a way to navigate the myriad of practicing attorneys in the River City. These aren’t just any attorneys, however. In the following pages, you’ll find a selection of the top legal eagles in the city." 

The online version of the article can be found here, and Mr. Davis is featured on the bottom right of page 33. 




Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fictitious Name Requirements for Businesses in Florida

In Florida, if you're doing business under a name other than that registered with the state of Florida, then you need to file for a fictitious name.  The fictitious name requirement is meant to give notice to those that you're doing business with that your formal corporate name is something other than the name you're holding yourself out as. 

If your business is not incorporated and you are an individual doing business under a name that is not registered with the state, you will likely need to file a fictitious name registration. This requirement is necessary for transacting business properly, and there are exceptions only for a select few types of businesses. The exceptions include; 

  • When the applicant is a licensed attorney forming a business for the practice of law in the State of Florida.
  • When the applicant is registered with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and their licensing board has not imposed requirements for the registration as a fictitious name.
  • When the applicant is a corporation, partnership or other legal entity filed or registered and in good standing with the Division of Corporations and is not transacting business under any other name.
  • When the applicant is a Federally chartered corporation and is not transacting business under any other name.

Check out this link for more info on fictitious names in Florida. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jacksonville Business Litigation and Insurance Coverage Attorney

Welcome to the Davis Law Firm's Blog. We opened our doors this week, but have been practicing for several years at another law firm. Our office is located in the Bank of America Tower in Jacksonville, Florida.  We are primarily a business litigation and insurance coverage law firm.  I'll explain what that means below. 

In our insurance coverage cases, we represent policyholders and claimants. When an insurance company denies coverage or is suing its policyholder in a declaratory action, this often requires knowledgable legal representation.  This is where we come in.  Our insurance practice includes a significant amount of different policy and claim types, including: 

  • Denial of Insurance Coverage
  • Reservation of Rights Letter
  • Underpayment of Claims
  • Delays in Payment of Claims
  • Bad Faith by the Insurance Company
  • Commercial General Liability (CGL) Insurance Claims
  • Professional Liability Insurance Claims
  • Malpractice Insurance Claims
  • Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance Claims
  • Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance Claims
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Claims
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Claims
  • Condominium Insurance Claims
  • Property Damage Claims
  • First-Party Property Damage
  • Windstorm and Hurricane Damage
  • Fire Damage Claims
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Sinkhole Property Damage Claims
  • Water Damage
  • Flood Damage
  • Theft Claims
  • Toxic Mold Claims
  • Mildew Claims
  • Smoke Damage
  • Damage from Another Vehicle
  • Lightning Damage
  • Vandalism Damage
  • Falling Objects
  • Roof or Building Collapse
  • Termite Damage
  • Ensuing Loss
  • Theft Insurance Claims
  • Business Interruption Claims
  • Life Insurance Claims
  • Disability Insurance Claims
  • Auto Insurance Claims
  • Health Insurance Claims
  • Employer Liability Insurance
  • Rescission of Insurance Policy
  • Examination Under Oath (“EUO”) Representation
  • Citizens Property Insurance Claims
  • Public Adjusters
  • Bad Faith Claims

For our business litigation cases, we represent businesses and individuals in the following areas of practice:

  • Business Formation & Development
  • Business Disputes
  • Collection of Business Debt
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contract Disputes
  • Corporate Officer, Director & Shareholder Liability
  • Eminent Domain Takings
  • Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Homeowner’s Association Disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Negligent Security
  • Non-Compete Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Securities Arbitration & Litigation
  • Tortious Interference With Business Relationships
  • Wrongful Death

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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