Judge Orders Ill. DOT To Pony Up $2M In Contractor Back Pay

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday ordered Illinois Department of Transportation officials to process more than $1.9 million in payments owed to a Chicago-based construction engineering company that had accused the officials of wrongfully suspending business with the company.

U.S. District Judge Milton I. Shadur found that there was enough basis to conclude that Illinois Department of Transportation chief procurement officer Bill Grunloh had violated McDonough Associates Inc.'s due process rights by unilaterally stopping owed payments in February, and he granted a temporary restraining order....
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