Engineering Co. Takes Minn. Bridge Collapse Suit To High Court

Law360, Washington (March 7, 2012, 4:17 PM EST) -- Minnesota’s highest court was wrong to allow the state to retroactively revive claims for liability for the deadly 2007 I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, because it denied the bridge’s builders their rights to due process, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. told the U.S. Supreme Court last week.

The state cannot retroactively revive liabilities that were extinguished long ago under a statute of repose, according to Jacobs’ petition for a writ of certiorari, filed Feb. 28 and obtained Wednesday.

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