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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Another Guilty Plea in a DBE Case

Posted in Contracts, Public Contracts

If you have not gotten the point by now that you should take DBE regulations serious, you should.  The DOT Inspector General posted these two item on its web page today: “On September 11, 2012, Michael Paletta, president of Crossboro Construction Contracting, pled guilty in United States District Court, New York, New York, to a… Continue Reading

More DBE Fraud News

Posted in Public Contracts

A story in Oregon’s Daily Journal of Commerce states that the FHWA announced that an investigation revealed that three highway contractors – Bud Construction LLC, Emery and Sons Inc., and Salt and Pepper Construction Co. – “contrived a relationship” to meet DBE program requirements for a $35 million Oregon DOT project completed in February. According… Continue Reading

Good News for Solar?

Posted in Construction Law

The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription may be required) that the installation of solar panel systems in booming.  While the report notes this is good news to solar installation contractors, the news is not so good for domestic manufacturers of solar panels.  The report notes that the growth in installation has been fueled foreign made… Continue Reading