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Tampa Bay Water considers appealing $73 million lawsuit defeat listen

04/16/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tampa Bay Water lost a $73 million lawsuit against the engineering firm they say is responsible for cracks in the state’s largest reservoir. Board members still aren’t sure whether an appeal is in the works, but their attorney, Richard Harrison is filing a motion for a new hearing. At a board meeting this morning he said it will take 30 days to find out what motions have been filed by HDR Engineering, including their attempt to recover legal expenses.

Tampa Bay water is already out $10 ...

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Tampa Bay Water will see HDR Engineering in court; hopes to retrieve $90 million or so listen

02/20/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Cracks in the new C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir were found in 2006. Then, Tampa Bay Water filed suit against the companies responsible for the damages including HDR Engineering. After a series of back and forth negotiations, the Tampa Bay Water Board voted unanimously today to approve an expedited process called a summary jury trial. The lawyer Tampa Bay Water has hired for the case, Ri...

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Tampa Bay Water rejects $30-million reservoir settlement; hopes for more listen

10/17/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This morning Tampa Bay Water Board members rejected a $30-million settlement from HDR Engineering. But permanently repairing cracks in the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir has an estimated cost of $121 million. Board members decided that offer was too low because ratepayers would likely have to absorb the remainder of construction costs in their monthly bills. At a meeting last month, board members voted 4 to 3 to take the offer. Shortly after that vote they learned the agency requires ...

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