Gavel and Themis statue in the court library
Gavel and Themis statue in the court library.

Law’s Jonathan Entin discussed bidding contracts and local government

Beachwood repeatedly hands lucrative contracts to single company without bidding process; city says there’s no need

Headshot of Jonathan Entin Jonathan Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and adjunct professor of political science, discussed “home rule” for local government entities whose authority trump state law in regard to bidding contracts. “Those who believe that (Beachwood) has not acted lawfully by awarding a no-bid contract might have to go to court to get a definitive answer,” Entin said, adding that “local government cannot simply claim home rule authority whenever it chooses to do so. The devil is in the details.”