The Massachusetts Attorney General is taking action to ensure that general contractors working on public construction are complying with state requirements to use DBE/MBE subcontractors.
In August 2015, the Attorney General filed suit (Comm of MA v. CTA Construction Co., Inc. et al., Suffolk Superior Court Civ. Action No. 2015-02491) against multiple contractors for allegedly violating the Massachusetts False Claims Act by making misrepresentations over their compliance with requirements for working with Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE) and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).
The defendant contractors immediately settled for a combined $1.4 million.
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