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City’s Countersuit Strategy to Exploit DBE Fraud Backfires – Perini Corp. v City of New York, 2013 NY Slip Op 31879(U) (Sup Ct, NY County 2013)

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In an effort to prohibit discrimination and to further participation of contractors owned or controlled by women and minorities in government-funded construction projects, many state and federal government contracts, including in New York, require participation by disadvantaged business enterprise (“DBE”) contractors.  In recent years, DBE programs have fallen prey to fraudulent practices by DBE and non-DBE contractors alike who conspire … Continue Reading

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