SBD/Issue 46/Facilities & Venues

Miller Park District’s Legal Bills Now Total $15.7M

The Miller Park stadium district over the past four years has spent $15.7M on “litigation-related costs,” most notably the “dogfight against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America over construction of the ballpark’s roof,” according to a report cited by Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Through the end of the summer, the district had spent $14.1M on the Mitsubishi case alone. The net, out-of-pocket cost to the district for all of its legal issues was $711,642. Stadium district Exec Dir Mike Duckett writes in a report to be released today, “In order to fight a good fight, ... the district engaged the necessary team of engineers, scientists, experts, legal counselors and others to assure the district's interests will be properly protected." Walker notes the majority of overall costs “have been or will be reimbursed through court action and insurance.” Of the six lawsuits contested by the district, the potential liability once totaled nearly $104M. But “as a result of successful legal work,” the district now faces liability of about $34M, “all of which is tied to the Mitsubishi case” (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 11/16).

Miller Park Stadium District Able To Reduce $70M In Liability
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