|I never read it, but it's about a lawsuit, I think.|
After spending more than $32 million in a 15-year legal battle over construction of the Red Line subway, the MTA has dropped its remaining claims against Sylmar-based Tutor-Saliba-Perini and will pay the construction giant $1.1 million, officials said Friday.
Trial was scheduled to start next week in the case, in which both the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the construction giant claimed they were defrauded during construction of the Wilshire Boulevard subway.
Instead, the MTA agreed to a settlement of the original claims and the payment to Tutor-Saliba.Can you imagine the litigation that the "Subway to the Sea" will spawn? They will litigate over environmental impact reports. They will litigate over missed deadlines and cost overruns. They will litigate about whether the subway has reduced sub-surface support for skyscrapers along Wilshire, thereby reducing their value or constituting a "taking."
This could be good news for us trial lawyer types.