MIAMI - The state of Florida has agreed not enforce a law -- ruled unconstitutional by federal courts -- that tried to ban companies from bidding on government contracts if they also do business in Cuba or Syria.
The Miami Herald reports that FDOT and Odebrecht USA -- the Coral Gables-based firm that challenged the law -- agreed last month to allow the federal trial court that struck down the legislation last year to enter a permanent injunction against the law. A preliminary injunction had been in place since June 2012.
Odebrecht is a subsidiary of a Brazilian company that has another unit doing work in Cuba's port of Mariel.
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