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New College Sues Contractors for Damages

Pilot Construction Services, Inc. v. Babe’s Plumbing, Inc., 38 Fla. L. Weekly D917a, Case No. 2D11-6009, filed April 24, 2013: New College sued contractor and plumbing subcontractor for damages from dormitory construction defects, but settled with subcontractor. Contractor cross-claimed against subcontractor for indemnification, and settled with New College. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the subcontractor, based on the subcontractor’s settlement with New College and subcontractor’s claim that section 725.06 barred the contractor’s claim of indemnification. The summary judgment was reversed and remanded based on questions of fact regarding contractor and subcontractor responsibility for the defects, and section 725.06 was found not to apply by its terms to the contractor’s indemnification.

(From RPPTL Subcommittee)