Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Court Grants DWSD Motion to Intervene in 15 Mile Sewer Collapse Lawsuit

On May 7, 2012, U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland granted the City of Detroit's Motion to Intervene and join a federal lawsuit filed in July, 2011 by the Macomb Interceptor Drainage District against some 40 contractors who participated in the 15 Mile Sewer Repair  project in 2004-05.

Macomb County and (now) the City of Detroit seek to recover more than $20 million from the contractors involved in the project under counts for civil racketeering (RICO) and violation of federal anti-trust statutes (Sherman and Clayton Anti-Trust Acts). 

The Court denied the City of Detroit's request to expand the scope of the existing case by adding new claims and new parties unrelated to the 15 Mile Sewer Collapse. The City of Detroit will likely file a separate lawsuit to advance those claims.  

2012-05-07.Opinion and Order Granting City of Detroit Motion to Intervene in Macomb Interceptor Lawsuit                                                                                                   

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