Minn. Argues In Favor Of I-35 Bridge Collapse Suit

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The Minnesota legislature acted properly when it passed a law allowing the state to seek damages from Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the deadly 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, an official argued Monday before the state's highest court.

Solicitor General Alan Gilbert told the Minnesota Supreme Court that the statute of repose would have protected Jacobs absent the bill from the legislature. But the simple passing of time does not preclude lawmakers from acting retroactively, and therefore does not create a vested right,...
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