Florida Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Regarding Defects In Residential Areas

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Regarding Defects In Residential Areas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court on July 11 affirmed an appellate panel's decision to reverse summary judgment for the defendants in a construction defects case, ruling that the implied warranties of fitness and merchantability apply to improvements that provide essential services to a community (Maronda Homes Inc. v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Association Inc., No. SC10-2292, Fla. Sup.; 2013 Fla. LEXIS 1430).

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