Water Agency Snubs $30M Deal Over Cracked Reservoir

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A Tampa, Fla., water authority on Monday backed out of a $30 million settlement of a lawsuit blaming contractor HDR Engineering Inc. for a design flaw that led to abnormal cracking in a drinking water reservoir, deeming the offer too low.

Tampa Bay Water's board of directors voted 9-0 to reject a mediator's settlement proposal despite previously accepting the offer at a special meeting last month. Tampa Bay Water voted 4-3 in favor of the deal in September, but that did not meet the board's requirement...
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Case Information

Case Title

Tampa Bay Water v. HDR Engineering, Inc. et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


James D. Whittemore

Date Filed

December 9, 2008

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