Calif. High Court Takes Contractors' Prevailing Wage Fight

By Beth Winegarner (June 11, 2015, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether construction companies can sue when a competitor's winning low bid is based on violations of prevailing-wage laws, reviewing a California appeals court's decision to revive claims from two construction firms who sued after being outbid on projects in Southern California.

Roy Allan Slurry Seal Inc. and Doug Martin Contracting Inc. sued American Asphalt South Inc. in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties after they were outbid on $14.6 million in public works contracts by the company between 2009 and 2012. Allan and Martin argued that the only reason...

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