Fla. Won't Ban Contracts With Firms Tied To Cuba, Syria

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Florida will not enforce a state law deemed unconstitutional by a federal court that bans contractors with business ties to Cuba or Syria from bidding on public contracts, according to court documents.

The Florida Department of Transportation, which was tasked with implementing the law, agreed late in August to enter a permanent injunction to block the law from taking effect, a court filing says. A preliminary injunction had been in effect since June 2012.

The Eleventh Circuit blocked the law in May of this year, ruling...
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