Supreme Court Declines Hearing In Bridge Collapse Suit

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear a bridge builder's appeal claiming Minnesota’s highest court wrongly allowed the state to retroactively revive liability claims over the deadly 2007 collapse of a 40-year-old bridge.

The high court denied a Feb. 28 petition for writ of certiorari by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., which designed steel plates for the 1,900-foot I-35W bridge that were allegedly not thick enough. Jacobs was one of several builders sued by the state under a 2008 law appropriating $37 million for victims and...
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