• Posts by Sarah Donini Rodriguez

    Sarah Donini Rodriguez is a Partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group.

    Sarah's experience includes representing clients in construction litigation ...

With forum selection clauses, “shall” doesn’t always mean “shall.” If a forum-selection clause containing the word “shall” lacks additional exclusive language like “exclusive,” “sole,” or “only,” a court may find that clause to be permissive. Read More

Could a party end up litigating related claims in two separate forums if not all parties are bound by a forum-selection clause? To ensure efficiency and avoid inconsistent verdicts, all intertwined claims should be litigated together in the same forum, writes Sarah D. Rodriguez. Read More

On federal construction projects, the parties may contract where they would like to litigate potential disputes, but care should be given as to what venue is selected based on various factors.Read More

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