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File #: 22-1426A    Version: 1
Type: County Attorney Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/9/2022 Department: County Attorney
On agenda: 9/8/2022 Final action: 9/8/2022
Title: Proposed initiation of litigation in the case of Pinellas County v. F&H Electrical Contractors, Inc. - damages arising out of negligence.

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Proposed initiation of litigation in the case of Pinellas County v. F&H Electrical Contractors, Inc. - damages arising out of negligence.

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Recommended Action:

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Approval and authorization for the County Attorney to initiate litigation against F&H Electrical Contractors, Inc.

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Summary:

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The County Attorney’s Office is seeking authorization to file suit against F&H Electrical Contractors, Inc. (F&H) for damages sustained to County-owned underground facilities as a result of negligence on behalf of F&H.  Attempts to recoup the County’s economic losses pre-suit have been unsuccessful.

This action is the result of an incident on or about January 8, 2021, where F&H responded to a request for emergency repair in St. Pete Beach.  In making repairs, F&H negligently struck a County-owned reclaimed water main line necessitating the County to undertake repairs in excess of $100,000.00.

This authorization includes bringing suit against all defendants and for all claims that may be or become necessary to fully litigate this action.

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Staff Member Responsible:

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

 

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