Trade Fixtures Removed by Tenant

H. Allen Homes, Inc. and Henry Allen Holmes v. Jim Molter, Inc., 4D13-217 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013): This appeal arose from a landlord-tenant dispute involving commercial real estate. The tenant removed its trade fixtures when it vacated the leased premises after the parties’ lease contract expired. For this reason, the landlord retained the security deposit. […]

Bank Waived Right to Arbitration by Initiating Lawsuit

Pearson v. Peoples National Bank,1D13-0685 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013): This was an appeal of a non-final order that stayed a declaratory action and directed the parties to arbitration. Appellant and Appellee entered into a real estate sales contract. The vacant lot purchased by Appellant was described as having beach access in the contract. The Appellee […]