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Leighton to settle class action case
Contractor offers payment without admission of liability relating to April 2011 profit warning.
Misconduct probe by Balfour Beatty
UK-based contractor suspends three middle managers while it investigates allegations concerning gas mains replacement work
Habtoor Leighton Group reaches Qatar settlement
Leighton’s Middle East joint venture resolves dispute over construction project in Qatar
Construction Europe podcast April 2014 (audio)
The latest Construction Europe podcast, introduced by Sandy Guthrie, editor, and Helen Wright, deputy editor, is available for download
Divestments and fines for Brazilian cement cartel
Anti-trust regulator will force four major producers to divest assets equivalent to 24% of national cement capacity and pay fines of US$ 1.4 billion.
Slovak cartel fines upheld
Largest cartel case in Slovak history sees original judgement upheld by Supreme Court, with no further appeal allowed
Trucking litigation trends
An upcoming Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) webinar on 16 April at 12 p.m. US EST will offer insight into trucking litigation trends
Lemminkäinen appeals cartel fine
Finnish contractor fights order to pay €48 million in damages, interest and legal expenses in asphalt cartel case
AfDB hits Bonny Island contractors with US$ 17 million penalties
KBR, Technip and JGC must pay new fines for corrupt practices connected with Bonny Island LNG project in Nigeria
Panama Canal stalemate ends
Work on expansion project restarts as contracting consortium GUPC and Panama Canal Authority seal funding agreement
ADB increases anti-corruption actions
The Asian Development Bank took action against 384 companies and individuals for fraud and corruption on its projects and those of other development banks last year.
Progress on Panama Canal stalemate
Work expected to restart after tentative agreements reached on funding and schedules, but unresolved issues remain
Saipem drops to full-year loss
Oil and gas contractor hit by weak order intake and delays in awarding new contracts in 2013
SNC-Lavalin re-authorised to bid on Quebec contracts
Authorities allow Canadian contractor to bid on public contracts after months of investigation
PCA demands work restart on Panama Canal
Panama Canal Authority claims almost all activity has ceased on Panama Canal expansion project amid stalemate over cost overruns
Corruption costs EU €120 billion a year
Report from European Commission highlights urban development and construction sectors as vulnerable across Europe
Criminal charges for former SNC-Lavalin executives
Canadian authorities levy criminal charges in connection with scheme to bribe officials in Libya
Abu Dhabi mandates demolition contractor registration
New laws for work in the city require risk assessments, method statements and the use of suitable equipment, in a bid to improve safety.
UK cement market to be broken up
UK Competition Commission forces Lafarge Tarmac and Hanson to sell assets to allow entry of new producer to market
Panama Canal stalemate continues
PCA proposes funding package to consortium that has threatened to halt work on expansion project, but contractors have different plans
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