City of Coral Gables 2018

Cori Lopez-Castro represents the City of Coral Gables in many of its high-profile matters, including representing the City in defending its ordinance banning polystyrene. Ms. Lopez-Castro successfully obtained a final judgment in favor of the City entered by the Circuit Court in and for Miami-Dade County. The final judgment declares three Florida Statutes unconstitutional. The final judgment also determines that the City’s ordinances related to polystyrene regulation are valid and enforceable. The plaintiffs have appealed the final judgment.  The City is still waiting for an appellate ruling.  Ms. Lopez-Castro is also representing the City in its dispute with its utility provider, Florida Power & Light.  She was successful having the state court retain jurisdiction of the dispute.  Most courts abstain from considering the issues.  The matter against FP&L was settled after the Order on the Motion to Dismiss was issued.

Coral Gables can’t make FPL prepare for next storm, but can sue for Irma response delays