Articles Posted in Government Contracts

The City of Rochester contracted with Rochester City Lines, Co. (RCL) for more than thirty years to operate the municipal bus service in Rochester. In 2011, the Federal Transit Administration informed the City that, in order to continue to receive federal funding, the City needed to initiate a competitive bidding process for its next contract. During the City's ensuing bidding process, RCL filed a lawsuit against the City, claiming that the City’s actions were an unconstitutional taking of RCL’s property. The City subsequently awarded the contract to First Transit, Inc. RCL subsequently amended its complaint to add claims against members of the City Council and First Transit. The district court granted summary judgment to Defendants on each of RCL’s claims. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded, holding (1) RCL presented sufficient evidence to create a genuine issue of material fact on the question of whether the City awarded the contract to First Transit based on an unfair and biased process; and (2) the district court properly granted summary judgment on the remainder of RCL’s claims. View "Rochester City Lines, Co. v. City of Rochester" on Justia Law