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Lawsuit filed against more than 80 unlicensed Miami-Dade contractors

Hearing on Jan. 29
January 28, 2015 12:00PM

The nonprofit Miami-Dade Contractors Alliance is trying to eliminate unlicensed activity in Miami-Dade’s construction industry and has reportedly filed a lawsuit against more than 80 contractors. The case is scheduled to have a hearing on Jan. 29.

Rocco DiBenedetto, owner and creator of the nonprofit, filed his 242-page lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in November. He claimed that the defendants’ acts are “unfair and a deceptive practice…[and is] destroying our market,” and he asked that the companies be shut down, according to the Miami Herald.

“We have absolutely no enforcement, it’s the wild, wild West,” DiBenedetto said in his lawsuit. [Miami Herald]Kristina Puga