On April 11, 2022, The Mold Lawyers obtained a jury verdict in Broward County, which determined that the Countryside Condominium Association and its Management Company, Elite Management Associates located in Cooper City, was liable for the damages caused to our client for the failure to maintain a watertight roof over the G Building in the complex for a period of almost 5 years. The four day trial concluded with a finding that Countryside Condominium Association was liable on all counts, including Breach of Contract, Negligence and violations of the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718.113, Fla. Stat.). The case was tried by Matthew Militzok and Adi Reinstein on behalf of the affected unit owner, Renee Maimone.
On September 17, 2021, a jury in Broward County Circuit Court returned a verdict in favor of our clients who were forced from their first floor condominium unit in Palm Aire, Building 27, in Pompano Beach in 2016 after experiencing significant water intrusion into their home which originated from a condo unit located on the third floor above theirs. The jury award was in excess of $ 101,000 for personal property damage, loss of use and the inconvenience for being forced from their home. The flooding occurred as a result of a shady laborer hired by the company who bought the third floor unit with the intent to flip or rent it out for a profit. While the work [...]
Clients of The Mold Lawyers have entered into two separate confidential settlements agreements with condominium associations located in Florida for $ 300,000 and $ 350,000 respectively. In both cases, the condominium units were contaminated with toxic mold which made the units uninhabitable for the unit owner or any potential tenants. The units were destroyed to the point that the Association agreed to settle the claims by paying out the value of the respective units as well as additional damages such as alternate living expenses, inconvenience, personal injury, pain and suffering, damage to personal property located within the units and more. Both cases involved protracted litigation and The Mold Lawyers successfully argued against substantial defenses raised by the Association including [...]
On June 22, 2021, a Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge entered a mandatory injunction requiring the Versailles Gardens II Condominium Association located at 9420 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida to "remove, remediate and re-build" water and mold damaged common element walls and ceilings belonging to the Association which resulted from a pipe leak that occurred in June 2020.
The Mold Lawyers Obtains Damage Award Against Condominium Association Who Failed to Timely Address a Pipe Leak
On June 7, 2021, a Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge awarded a Mold Lawyers client a Final Judgment against the Versailles Gardens II Condominium located in Miami, Florida for failing to remediate water and mold damaged common elements after a pipe leaked almost a year prior making the Condominium Unit uninhabitable. The Court awarded damages for the cost for our clients to rent a substitute apartment, lost income, compensation for mold contaminated furniture and electronics, mold inspection costs, and more.
On June 4, 2021, a Broward County Circuit Judge entered a Final Judgment against a Landlord for failing to maintain a leased apartment of a Mold Lawyers client pursuant to Florida Statute 83.51. The Court awarded damages in various categories including reimbursement of previously paid rent, refund of security deposit, moving expenses, storage fees, replacement of damaged clothing and furniture, temporary hotel stays, application fees for renting a new apartment, lost wages, and reimbursement of medical expenses.
On November 29, 2018, the Mold Lawyers from Militzok & Associates won the entry of a temporary injunction against the Jamaica House Condominium Association in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County, Florida after the Association repeatedly refused to perform destructive testing at the request of our client, the unit owner. The unit owner alleged that water was intruding from the outer perimeter of his condominium unit and had requested the association investigate the source of the water. After the Association refused to open up the necessary areas of drywall and ceiling which are considered to be part of the common elements belonging to the Condo Association, the unit owner was forced to bring suit and move for a temporary [...]
After a landlord of a multi-dwelling apartment building failed to timely accept responsibility for addressing a known bed bug problem in the building, the Mold Lawyers brought suit on behalf of one of the tenants who was exposed to the flesh biting bed bugs. The tenant repeatedly complained to the building's property manager who initially declined to treat the bed bugs even though such treatment was the landlord's legal responsibility under the lease. Our client was bitten on a nightly basis while she slept in her own bed. The bed bug bites that she suffered resulted in permanent scarring of her skin. After early attempts to resolve this matter with the Landlord's insurance company resulted in only a nominal [...]