Judge throws out Pomerleau’s $15M lawsuit against the city

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An Ontario Superior Court judge has dismissed a $15-million lawsuit filed by a construction company against the City of Ottawa.


Hervé Pomerleau Ontario Inc., commonly known as Pomerleau, sued the city claiming breach of contract after the city rejected the company’s bid to build concrete digester tanks at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre in 2005.

In an oral decision Justice Albert Roy “found that the city acted fairly and reasonably toward Pomerleau and all other bidders during the tender process and further ruled that the city had, at all times, acted in an effort to protect the integrity of the procurement process,” wrote Rick O’Connor, Ottawa’s city clerk and solicitor, in a memo to the mayor and council.

The city will be seeking legal fees from Pomerleau, which has 30 days to appeal the decision.

Organizations: Pomerleau, Hervé Pomerleau Ontario

Geographic location: Ottawa

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