Judge increases Victorville’s award to nearly $54 million
February 28, 2011 11:31 AM
VICTORVILLE • The city just won its third victory in its lawsuit against the firm that designed the failed Foxborough power plant, after a Riverside judge tacked $1.9 million in legal fees onto a previous judgment in Victorville’s favor.
The decision came Monday morning in Riverside Superior Court, after Victorville motioned to add attorney’s fee and expert fees onto the $52.1 million damage award made in December.
Foxborough designer Carter & Burgess, now owned by Jacobs Engineering, motioned for a new trial last month. The judge shot down that request, though the motion extended the deadline for Carter & Burgess to appeal the jury’s decision from Feb. 24 until March 21.
With Monday’s additional award, Victorville looks to recover roughly 45 percent of the estimated $120 million it lost in trying to build the Foxborough power plant.
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