PSE&G Contractor Sues Utility For Racial Discrimination

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Oveter's Construction Inc. has filed suit in Essex County Superior Court against Public Service Electric and Gas Inc. under the state's anti-discrimination law, claiming the utility drastically reduced the work it handed the contractor because it's a black-owned minority business.

The construction company said in its March 6 complaint that it earned about $6 million from PSE&G projects between 1997 and 2003, but suffered a 60 percent decrease in projects from the public utility over the next 10 years while a non-minority owned company raked in...
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