Two South Florida companies have won a $50 million foreign judgment against a government agency of the Dominican Republic over a canceled contract to build an irrigation system.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga signed the judgment on Monday in Miami federal court. The rare foreign judgment was registered in default after the DR agency failed to respond to formal notice of the lawsuit, according to Altonaga’s order.

The suit, filed in February, alleged that a team of Miami architects and developers were owed millions because of the canceled contract.

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