The City of Carson has been hit with an $80 million lawsuit from two developers that alleges negligence and a breach of contract over the Los Angeles Premium Outlets project.
According to the Carson Observer:
In the lawsuit, filed by Cam-Carson, a joint venture of Simon Property Group and Macerich, the developers accuse the City of “gross financial and project mismanagement”. The developers claim Carson has not fulfilled its pledge to utilize $27 million to clean up the site which was previously a toxic landfill.
At the May 5 council meeting, Mayor Al Robles stated that “the City is not in any way shape or form liable,” adding “there is no truth, in my opinion or validity to the lawsuit.”
The Mayor said he will add an agenda item the next regular City Council meeting to explain the lawsuit further.