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Federal court rules in favor of construction company on late notice

Coleman Hammons challenged a ruling from the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission stating that its late response to a citation notice that had been misplaced in the company's internal mail system demonstrated inexcusable neglect and prevented the company from contesting nearly $70,000 worth of citations. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Coleman Hammons, ruling that a missed filing deadline under certain circumstances constitutes "excusable neglect."

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