Posted on Thursday, 09.05.13
State won’t enforce Fla. Cuba contracts law
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI — The state of Florida has agreed not enforce a law — ruled
unconstitutional by federal courts — that tried to ban companies from
bidding on government contracts if they also do business in Cuba or Syria.
The Florida Department of Transportation confirmed Thursday that it will
not contest the June ruling by a federal appeals court.
The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/1Ujkfe ) reports that FDOT and Odebrecht
USA — the Coral Gables-based firm that challenged the law — agreed last
month to allow the federal trial court that struck down the legislation
last year to enter a permanent injunction against the law. A preliminary
injunction had been in place since June 2012.
Odebrecht is a subsidiary of a Brazilian company that has another unit
doing work in Cuba’s port of Mariel.
Source: “MIAMI: State won’t enforce Fla. Cuba contracts law – Florida
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