Union, Law Firm Prevail In Bid-Rigging Suit

Law360, New York (December 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A case in which the owner of an electrical company accused a labor union and its law firm of rigging bids by coercing contractors has been dismissed, with the judge ruling that the owner will not be allowed to lodge an amended complaint.

Dismissing the case against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 702 and Schuchat, Cook & Werner with prejudice, Magistrate Judge Clifford Proud sided with the defendants' arguments that the claims were duplicative and lacked support.

The fact that Ronald Smart, the owner...
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