Jan 30, 2013

Florida Supreme Court Affirms Clear Onus of Unlicensed Contracting is on the Unlicensed Contractor

Alert | Construction Industry Alert

On January 24, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion of importance to contractors and owners engaged in building construction in Florida. In Earth Trades, Inc. v. T&G Corp., No. SC10-1892, 2013 WL 264440 (Fla. Jan. 24, 2013), the Supreme Court held that § 489.128, Florida Statutes, precludes an unlicensed subcontractor from enforcing a contract claim against a general contractor, even where the general contractor knows that the subcontractor does not hold the state-required license to perform the construction work under the contract.

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Thomas P. Wert
407.835.8548 | twert@ralaw.com

Laurence S. Litow
954.759.2761 | lslitow@ralaw.com

Robert G. Menzies
239.649.2701 | rmenzies@ralaw.com

Thomas L. Rosenberg
614.723.2006 | trosenberg@ralaw.com

Michael S. Yashko
239.338.4249 | myashko@ralaw.com

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