The story explains how some Florida contractors [involved in highway construction] "have used the claims process to re-engineer the low-bid system" because "they underbid to get the job and then try to make their profits with supplemental claims and lawsuits." From 1995 to 2000, Florida road builders demanded more than $185 million in claims from the State's Department of Transportation. Anderson Columbia Co. and White Construction were two of the companies that accounted for most lawsuits filed from 1995 to 2000 (18 percent and 13 percent), respectively.
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