Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walsh Construction
Current Parent Company: 
Walsh Group
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
March 8, 2013
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Walsh Construction agreed to pay $10 million to settle its role in litigation stemming from faulty design and construction of a terminal facade project at O'Hare Airport that was supposed to provide more interior space and shield air travelers from the elements.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Chicago (IL) Corporation Counsel
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Illinois
Facility City: 
Chicago
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
construction and engineering
Specific Industry of Parent: 
construction & engineering
Source of Data: 

$21 Million Settlement for Fault O'Hare Work, Chicago Sun-Times, March 8, 2013 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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