Apparently, knowing that the victims and bereaved families of the 35W bridge collapse five years ago were going to lawyer up, our state legislature decided that it would be a good idea to remove the statute of limitations for such actions--in this, but in no other, case. In short, we have an ex post facto law which is functioning as a bill of attainder, and the original design company and designers are (a) out of business and (b) deceased, and thus unable to defend themselves in court--another clear Constitutional issue. Even more bizaarely, the Supreme Court chose NOT to slap down the State of Minnesota for this egregious miscarriage of law.
I'm hoping that wiser heads will prevail (if we have any of those left in our fair state) and MNDOT will be left to pick up the pieces, as it should.
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