Fla. Judge Blocks Law Targeting Cos. With Cuba Ties

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge has blocked the state from enforcing a law that would prevent companies that do business in Cuba from securing contracts with the state, ruling Monday that the law is potentially unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Michael Moore issued a preliminary injunction finding that Odebrecht Construction Inc. — a Florida-based subsidiary of a Brazilian conglomerate that holds a separate offshoot that does business in Cuba — had demonstrated substantial likelihood that the so-called Cuba Amendment violated the U.S. Constitution. Judge Moore also found that...
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