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NCC faces €22 million cartel fine
Norwegian Competition Authority issues preliminary decisions against two contractors for asphalt price fixing
Shaw forms Brazil joint venture
Shaw Fabrication & Manufacturing partners with Brazilian manufacturer to target regional prefabrication market
John Deere and Hitachi partner in Brazil
Companies form joint venture to manufacture excavators, while Deere also expands with separate loader factory
Poland to sue Chinese A2 contractor
Lawsuits seeking total of €193 million in compensation to be filed against COVEC over road building debacle
SNC Lavalin in corruption investigation
World Bank refers concerns over US$ 2.9 billion Padma Bridge Project in Bangladesh to Canadian authorities
Antitrust probe into Lafarge/Tarmac deal
UK Competition Commission to investigate proposed construction materials partnership
Heavy full-year loss for Murray & Roberts
South African contractor’s results hit hard by provisions for legal penalties amid cartel investigation
US construction fatalities fall
Associated General Contractors of America figures show -40% fall in fatalities from 2006 to 2010
Another concrete cartel guilty plea
US Department of Justice could fine Great Lakes Concrete over US$ 100 million for its role in price fixing scheme
€12 million fine for German cartel
Penalty levied against two concrete pipe manufacturers for price fixing
Veidekke construction earnings decline
Pressure on profitability and a project impairment impact Scandinavian contractor’s results
Caterpillar recalls engines
Caterpillar to pay out US$ 2.5 million fine to US Environmental Protection Agency for alleged emissions violations
Concrete testing company indicted for fake reports
New York prosecutors accuse testing company and five engineers of lying to authorities for 12 years
DUI law applies to boom lifts in Vermont, according to Supreme Court
The Vermont Supreme Court has reinstated charges against a Franklin County man accused of operating a boom lift while he was under the influence of alcohol.
Iveco Magirus and Metz Aerials in German cartel ruling
The German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, has imposed a fine of €17.5 million on Iveco Magirus Brandschutztechnik for its involvement in anti-competitive agreements on the manufacture of turntable ladder fire fighting machines.
Rigger's licences revoked in NYC
William Rapetti, the rigger responsible for erecting a tower crane that collapsed in March 2008, has had his tower crane licences revoked in New York, USA
Guilty plea in US concrete cartel case
US producer of ready-mix concrete, VS Holding, faces US$ 100 million fine after admitting to price fixing
Former Nakheel chief executive files lawsuit
Chris O’Donnell sues Dubai property developer for breach of contract
Germany must remove trade barriers
EU launches fresh infringement procedures for breach of construction product rules
FIEC calls for end to unfair competition
Construction federation highlights “disaster” of Chinese road building contractor in Poland
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