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File #: 19-990A    Version: 1
Type: County Attorney Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/11/2019 Department: County Attorney
On agenda: 7/23/2019 Final action: 7/23/2019
Title: Ratification of the initiation of litigation in the case of Pinellas County v. Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; Circuit Case No. 19-003619-CI-21 - action to recover damages.

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Ratification of the initiation of litigation in the case of Pinellas County v. Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; Circuit Case No. 19-003619-CI-21 - action to recover damages.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Ratification of the initiation of litigation in the case of Pinellas County v. Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and other potential defendants determined during discovery.

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Strategic Plan:

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Summary:

Upon the advice of outside counsel and with the approval of the Chair, litigation was filed against Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. and their surety, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, for construction defects at the Public Safety Facilities and Centralized Communication Center (PSF/CCC).  Liberty Mutual Insurance Company provided the performance bond for the construction pursuant to Lend Lease’s contract with the County.  Due to timing constraints, the matter was unable to be brought before the Board as an agenda item before filing.

 

Background Information:

This is a companion case to litigation authorized by the Board on March 20, 2018.

 

Fiscal Impact:

Unknown

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Jewel White, County Attorney
Christy Donovan Pemberton, Managing Assistant County Attorney

 

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