More Suits Filed Over Minn. Bridge Collapse

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A total of 17 people injured in a bridge collapse in Minnesota two years ago have filed suit against URS Corp., a consulting firm that studied the structure, and Progressive Contractors Inc., a contractor that was resurfacing it.

The suits against engineering company URS and road builder Progressive Contractors were filed Monday in Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District in Hennepin County.

The suits claim that URS was negligent because it did not properly assess the existing structural condition of key superstructure components of the bridge and misrepresented...
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