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Workers Sue Project Owner For Davis-bacon Omission Negligence

Wednesday, March 03, 2004 12:21 pm

Workers Sue Project Owner For Davis-bacon Omission Negligence

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that construction workers could sue a public project owner in state court for failing to incorporate Davis-Bacon Act wage requirements into a construction contract.

The Wolf Point School District awarded a contract to Braden-Pehlke Construction Co. to build an addition to a high school building on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The project involved federal funds and the funding agreement required the School District to impose the requirements of the federal Davis-Bacon Act (DBA). The District neglected, however, to incorporate the wage requirements into the construction contract.

Braden-Pehlke subcont [...]

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