By Miguel Gonzalez
Editor & Fouder
(Victorville)– A Riverside Superior Court jury has unanimously awarded damages in the amount of $52 million to the City of Victorville from a lawsuit against former Foxborough engineering firm Carter & Burguess, sources have confirmed to High Desert Daily.
“It’s great news to receive in my first day as the Mayor of Victorville,” said Ryan McEachron. “This is total vindication for the City and the council. We were tying to do something good over there (Foxborough) and there was a lot of criticism. The fact is that we hired professional to do the job and they (Carter & Burguess) let us down and the jury saw it the same way,” McEachron explained.
Originally, Carter & Burguess had filed a claim for $106,000 against Victorville. At the time, the City COuncil denied the claim and filed a cross-complain, which has now resulted in the $52 million award.
“Vindication is the word that comes to mind,” former councilman Terry Caldwell said. “With Foxborough we had the best intentions and Carter & Burguess took advantage of our desire to create jobs for our residents.”
Calls to officials from Carter & Burguess were not returned.
Victorville expects an appeal process to eventually give way to negotiations.