Engineer Challenge to Project Review

Robert Wood, P. E. v. The Florida Board of Professional Engineers, DOAH Case No. 12-2900 RU, Final Order issued on February 20, 2013: An engineer’s challenge to board’s imposition of a “project review” as a condition of probation was found not to be a statement of general applicability that would require the board to adopt…

Trent Cotney Named Top Rated Lawyer

TAMPA. Fla. – (March 4, 2013) Trent Cotney, of Trent Cotney, P.A. in Tampa, Florida has been named one of Tampa’s top rated lawyers by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell presented by Tampa’s Legal Leaders. The ratings are featured in the April 30, 2013 edition of The Tampa Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. As a Board Certified…

Transfer of License Case

Robert Petito v. Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Construction Industry Licening Board, DOAH Case 12-3154(F). The final order entered on January 17, 2013, found that contractor’s successfully overturning a denial of an application to transfer of license from one business entity to another, did not give rise to an award of attorneys fees pursuant…

Application of In Pari Delicto Defense

Earth Trades. Inc. v. T & G Corporation, Case No. SC10-1892, filed January 24, 2013. The Supreme Court held that a general contractor’s knowledge that a subcontractor was not licensed does not create a defense of in pari delicto. As a result, Section 489.128 prohibited an unlicensed utility and excavation contractor from recovering for site…

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