Fla. Utility Asks Court To Affirm Toss Of Contractor's Suit

Law360, Miami (December 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EST) -- Florida Power & Light Co. on Monday asked an appeals court to affirm summary judgment in its favor against a contractor hired to do underground line construction work, arguing that it was within its contractual rights to terminate the contractor for unsafe site conditions.

In oral arguments before a panel for Florida's Third District Court of Appeal, the utility's attorney Charles Bennett said that FPL had terminated the contract with Nortec Energy Inc. after a "multitude of safety violations," including leaving a dangerous trench open for...
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