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OCG, Cenitech Engineering battle heads to Appeals Court today

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 7:22 AM

The battle between the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) and private company, Cenitech Engineering Solutions, goes to the Appeals Court today. 

The Appeals Court will hear an application brought by the OCG against a decision of the Supreme Court. 

In March last year, Cenitech obtained an injunction blocking the OCG from investigating the company. 

However, the OCG disagreed and filed an application to appeal the order. 

The Appeals Court will also hear an application by the private company which wants the court to strike out the OCG's application. 

Cenitech's attorney, Abe Dabdoub, says the company wants the application thrown out because the OCG failed to comply with the orders of the injunction. 

Meanwhile, the substantive case between the OCG and Cenitech in the Supreme Court has been halted because of the matters at the Appeals Court level. 

Cenitech took the government to court in May last year, seeking to recover damages of approximately $350 million.

The company lost contracts with the government because of claims from the contractor general that the company made misrepresentations on its application for registration.

Cenitech is disputing that claim.