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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