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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (Civil Litigation)

Survivors and families of victims of the August 1, 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis filed negligence suits against URS Corporation, which analyzed the Interstate 35W Bridge, and Progressive Contractors, Inc., which was resurfacing the bridge. Plaintiffs claimed the collapse, which killed 13 people and injured 145, was avoidable. In August 2010, URS settled with the plaintiffs for $52.4 million.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
8/23/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
URS Corporation $52,400,000
Further Information Released
URS Settlement Statement 9/1/2010
Law Firm Press Release 10/28/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database