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Supreme Court says state's claims over 35W bridge collapse can proceed

The court says the state of Minnesota can seek compensation from a California engineering firm that had tried to block lawsuits stemming from the bridge collapse. A federal investigation found a design flaw was a key factor in the tragedy.
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The court says the state of Minnesota can seek compensation from a California engineering firm that had tried to block lawsuits stemming from the bridge collapse. A federal investigation found a design flaw was a key factor in the tragedy.

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