Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.

City appeals judgment to pay subcontractors

When a court judgment does not go in one's favor, it does not necessarily have to be the end of the road. Many people, companies and other entities choose to appeal certain outcomes of cases in efforts to obtain more favorable results. Of course, the appeals process can take time and face many difficulties.

Florida readers may be interested in an appeal currently underway in another state for a case that reached an initial judgment in 2017. According to reports, four companies acting as subcontractors on a construction project had sued a city for breach of contract after working on a sports complex and not receiving payment. In 2017, the court determined that the city owed the companies over $200,000 for the work performed on the complex before the city terminated the contract.

The city has filed an appeal to the judgment. Legal representation for the city indicated that there was no evidence that the city had created a contract with the subcontractors and that the contract was only with River Valley Sports Complex Inc., which had subcontracted the other companies. The report indicated that oral arguments for the appeal would take place at the end of October.

Facing an unfavorable judgment can certainly be difficult. If Florida companies or other entities believe that claims against them deserve further review, it may be worth their while to look into filing appeals. Discussing this option and the process involved with their legal counsel may allow them to better understand what taking this step could mean for their businesses.

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