Feds Escape $6M Claim For Pipeline Accident

By Chuck Stanley (November 1, 2017, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal court ruled the federal government is not responsible for paying a government contractor's share of a $13.9 million judgment from a dredging accident resulting from the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to identify a pipeline at the site of a contract, saying the company was negligent in failing to consult other updated sources of information.

Weeks Marine Inc. had claimed the government should be on the hook for $5.9 million it was ordered to pay the owner of a natural gas pipeline struck by its dredging barge while executing a government contract in 2010 in the Gulf of...

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