Coral Gables attorney on class certification to take on FPL: ‘It’s very extraordinary’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Very few people and business owners take on a powerful giant and monopoly such as Florida Power & Light, but a judge recently cleared the way for a class action lawsuit.

Attorney Adam Moskowitz said this allows up to 9,300 businesses to seek damages for the losses incurred during last year’s water main break in Broward County.

“It’s very extraordinary,” Moskowitz said, adding there haven’t been “many cases that have ever gotten this far at all.”

Moskowitz, of Coral Gables, said about 500 businesses have already called to join the lawsuit.

An FPL contractor damaged a 42-inch water main prompting authorities to evacuate buildings in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
An FPL contractor damaged a 42-inch water main prompting authorities to evacuate buildings in downtown Fort Lauderdale. (SKY 10, FILE VIDEO)

The trouble began on July 17, 2019 when Florida Communication Concepts, a subcontractor of FPL, damaged a 42-inch water main with an underground drill near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, according to city officials.

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