Lawyers for the indicted company Sonag Construction are arguing that a trove of non-public voter information that could be used to assemble a federal jury in their client's case was drawn from a population that skews white — a fact that could give rise to a jury that's biased against the minority contractor.Read More »
With construction proceeding on many large projects across Wisconsin, a frequent topic of discussion is how to ensure women and minority contractors are awarded work on job sites. The Daily Reporter recently sat down with Kevin Long, Cory Nettles and Pamela Ploor, attorneys of the Milwaukee-based law firm Quarles & Brady, to discuss how developers and general contractors can include those groups in sufficient numbers.Read More »
Maple Grove-based contractor C.S. McCrossan will get $300,000 out of its lawsuit settlement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation over rejecting a bid for the St. Croix Crossing project.Read More »
As businesses owned by minorities and women continue to fight for construction jobs, governmental bodies from the White House on down have made sure those businesses are guaranteed a fair shake in getting the chance to work on public projects.Read More »
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin is suing Milwaukee to kill an ordinance that sets race-based preferences and goals for city construction contracts.Read More »
Wisconsin's 5 percent minority contractor participation goal has stood for nearly 30 years with no adjustments, no review and no justification.
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