City's $22M Award Upheld In Waste Collection Spat

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has upheld a $22.4 million jury verdict in favor of the city of Compton, Calif., in its dispute with Hub City Solid Waste Services Inc. and its founder over the city's premature termination of a 15-year waste collection franchise agreement.

A three-judge panel in the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal on Monday affirmed the trial court's finding that the disputed contract was obtained in violation of California Government Code Section 1090, which invalidates any contract in which a...
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