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Are Your Private Records Public? Part 2

By W. Robert Vezina, III & Eduardo S. Lombard Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. Introduction In our last article, Are Your Private Records Public? (Fall 2013), we discussed new Florida legislation that expands some contractor obligations to the government and the general public, potentially increasing job and overhead costs and perhaps making public some contractor […]


Are Your Private Records Public? Part 1

By W. Robert Vezina, III & Eduardo S. Lombard Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. Introduction Whether as part of a claim dispute or bid protest or simply as part of submitting a public records request to a government entity, many Florida road builders have had some experience with Florida’s broad public records laws. Recently, the […]


Does a Contract Still Mean Anything?

By W. Robert Vezina, III & Megan S. Reynolds Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A. The Economic Loss Rule is Now Dead to Contracting Parties — Does a Contract Still Mean Anything? The commercial contracting arena is in a stir based on a recent Florida Supreme Court decision that eliminated the application of a doctrine known […]


Conclude to Not Collude

“Bid rigging” and “price fixing” are terms that most contractors are familiar with and recognize as evils. In fact, they are forms of collusion, a type of antitrust violation that can carry stiff criminal and civil penalties. What many contractors do not know, however, is that seemingly harmless action – such as discussing industry-wide pricing […]


Public-Private Contracting in Florida Survives

When the ContractPoint Florida Parks, LLC, members entered a contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in 2001, they simply wanted to build and operate cabins in Florida state parks — something the legislature specifically encouraged. Instead, they became enmeshed in protracted litigation that came one Florida Supreme Court vote short of nullifying Florida’s […]