Construction Cos. Must Pay $6M Fees In Cartel Case

Law360, New York (May 12, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered two contractors accused of bid-rigging and overcharging the U.S. government for sewer construction projects in Egypt to pay $6 million in attorneys' fees in addition to a $90 million judgment.

In a strongly worded opinion, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said that though the D.C. Circuit ordered a retrial for three of their co-defendants, contractors Harbert Construction Services (U.K.) Ltd. and Bilhar International Establishment are still on the hook for relator Richard Miller's costs.

"The D.C. Circuit's subsequent...
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