Minn. Faults Engineering Firm For Bridge Collapse

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The state of Minnesota has brought a breach of contract and negligence lawsuit against the San Francisco-based engineering firm in charge of inspecting the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis that collapsed and killed more than a dozen people two years ago.

Minnesota filed the suit in Hennepin County District Court on Wednesday against URS Corp., looking to recover more than $37 million the state shelled out to 179 survivors after the 1,900-foot bridge gave way into the Mississippi River in August 2007 during rush hour, killing...
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