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Civil damage claims served in Austrian cartel case
Civil damage claims totalling € 108 million have been filed against leading elevator and escalator companies in Austria following the fines already imposed on them by the Austrian Cartel Court in 2007.
LTECH fights non-payment judgement
Russian rental company LTECH is contesting legal action from Netherlands company Rentpool over non-payment for a large number of aerial platforms.
Statutory tower crane register for UK
New laws to improve the safety of tower cranes on construction sites were laid before the UK Parliament on 22 February
Fines reduced for Impregilo
As part of an investigation into waste disposal contracts a Naples court has filed a new order against Impregilo and its subsidiaries Fibe and Fisia Italimpianti, reducing the amount seized from the companies by approximately € 500 million.
ALLMI issues warning about EN12999:2009
The UK Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers is moving to raise awareness of potential issues surrounding any delay to implementation of the new EN12999:2009
Kajima offices searched in Ozawa probe
Prosecutors examine another suspected link between a contractor and the high-ranking DJP politician.
Editor's Comment: Yet another cartel
Prosecution seven cement manufacturers in Poland undermines the industry's claims that it has cleaned up its act.
Corruption widespread according to latest TI report
The 2009 edition of Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index shows that public sector corruption remains a problem in all regions of the world.
Amending EN 13000 - rated capacity limiters for mobile cranes
One of the most interesting and important debates at the World Crane and Transport Summit in October centred on an amendment to the European EN 13000 mobile crane standard regarding rated capacity limiters. EUAN YOUDALE reports
SFO obtains UK£ 4,9 million civil recovery order against Amec
Amec engineering consultancy, is to pay almost UK£ 5 million (€ 5,5 million) under a civil recovery order obtained by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for taking "irregular receipts" worth UK£ 5,5 million (€ 6 million) associated with a project in which Amec is a shareholder.
Neunteufel’s dismissal ruled invalid
A court in Munich, Germany has ruled that Wacker Neuson’s decision to dismiss chairman of its supervisory board, Johann Neunteufel was invalid.
Former building inspectors arrested in Mafia bribery case
Former New York building inspectors charged with soliciting bribes and other illegal activities as part of the Lucchese crime family.
Employers beware of overhead cables
UK Law firm Mace & Jones is warning employers of the dangers of overhead power cables.
Court rules against former James Hardie directors
Australian court hands down fines and bans to ten former directors and officers of Australia's James Hardie Industries.
Nishimatsu's Takahara handed suspended sentence
Kazuhiko Takahara, the former deputy head of oversees business development at Japan's Nishimatsu Construction Company, has been given an 18 month prison sentence, suspended for four years.
Clearing concerns on EN12999 amendment
It has come to ALLMI's attention that clarification is required with regard to the A2 amendment of EN12999
Snamprogetti offices in Milan searched
The Snamprogetti offices in Milan, Italy, were searched by authorities last Friday over on-going investigations into the bribery of Nigerian officials by the TSKJ consortium between 1994 and 2004.
Mabey and Johnson paid bribes overseas
The UK's Mabey and Johnson has pleaded guilty to ten charges of corruption relating to contracts in Jamaica, Ghana and Iraq.
Construction workers banned from UAE shopping mall
The owners of the Al Bawadi Mall in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to ban construction labourers from the shopping centre following complaints of anti-social behaviour.
Beijing official sentenced to life on corruption charges
A former senior Beijing city government official has been jailed for life after accepting five apartments from development companies in return for helping with planning and construction permits.
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