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15 more lawsuits filed over I-35W bridge collapse

Fifteen more victims of the Interstate 35W bidge collaps filed suit on Friday against a consulting firm that studied the bridge and a contractor that was resurfacing it.

According to the Pioneer Press, URS Corp. and Progressive Contractors Inc. are named in the suit.

Investigators ruled that the bridge collapse happened because of a flaw in the original design.

The bridge collapsed during rush hour on August 1, 2007 killing 13 people and injuring 145.

Many of the victims gave up their right to sue when they accepted compensation from the state.