The California Board of Equalization tower located in Sacramento is under legal fire with litigation threats on the horizon. The tower reportedly houses 2,200 employees and has suffered multiple issues since it was built more than twenty years ago. Those problems include floods, toxic mold, falling panels, hazardous chemicals and even bats.
Actions taken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are being blamed for many of the delays in the projects to improve the 405 Freeway. According to Kiewit Corporation, the contracting company hired to complete the improvements, Metro is responsible for the projects going massively over budget. Kiewit filed the $400,000 construction law claim with the reported goal of encouraging Metro to meet with an independent dispute review board. Kiewit says that meetings with the mediator are a stipulation of their original contract.