Attorney and Lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada

Harmon Tower Lawsuit

Perini Building Company and CityCenter Holdings are involved in a major construction defect lawsuit. Alexander (Trey) Robertson, Robertson & Associates LLP senior partner, is lead counsel for CityCenter Holdings, LLC in In Re:  CityCenter Construction and Lien Master Litigation, pending in Clark County District Court, Las Vegas Nevada.

Harmon Tower

The Harmon Tower, designed by Foster + Partners was slated as a non-gaming hotel, to be operated by Andrew Sasson's The Light Group. After two years of construction, inspectors discovered that rebar hooks/stirrups in the link beams on the 15th floor had been torch-cut. Further inspections uncovered reinforcing steel in the concrete link beams, columns, shear walls, corbels and transfer elements to also be defective. They were not installed according to the approved specifications.

The Perini Building Company alleges that the Engineer-of-Record committed serious design errors. In 2010, the Perini Building Company filed a mechanic's lien of approximately $492,000,000 and a lawsuit against CItyCenter. CityCenter seeks damages against Perini for the Harmon Tower. These damages include attorney's fees and prejudgment interest of over $399,819, 503. Perini has filed other claims, counterclaims, and third party claims against the subcontractors of Pacific Coast Steel, Century Steel and Ceco. There have been over 200 depositions, 50 witnesses, and 23 Terabytes of documents prepared for the September 23, 2014 Harmon Tower trial.
 

LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES:

Court Approves Demolition of Foster + Partners' Harmon Hotel in Vegas - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/05/140507-Court-Approves-Demolition-of-Foster--Partners-Harmon-Hotel-in-Vegas.asp

Tunnel partner known to fight tough with public agencies - Monday, April 28, 2014
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023475883_berthatutorxml.html

Harmon tower set to fall — with a whimper - Saturday, April 19, 2014
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/apr/19/harmon-tower-set-fall-whimper

On Vegas Strip, the Harmon tower set to fall -- with a whimper - April 12, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-harmon-demolition-20140413,0,7940243.story#axzz2zp4mUiP

Demolition of flawed tower at CityCenter delayed again - Friday, December 6, 2013
http://vegasinc.com/business/2013/dec/06/demolition-flawed-tower-citycenter-delayed-again/?_ga=1.117103683.417196036.1398359244

Harmon Hotel gains reprieve from demolition - December 6, 2013
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/harmon-hotel-gains-reprieve-demolition

Las Vegas: Never-opened Harmon Hotel can be demolished, judge rules - August 27, 2013
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/aug/27/news/la-trb-las-vegas-harmon-can-be-demolished-citycenter-20130826

Judge approves demolition of flawed CityCenter hotel tower - Friday, August 23, 2013
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/aug/23/nv-vegas-strip-demolition/

After hearing, Nevada Supreme Court weighing decisions on Harmon Hotel's fate - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2013/jun/04/after-hearing-nevada-supreme-court-weighing-decisi/?_ga=1.108770375.417196036.1398359244

Nevada high court to hear arguments on Harmon demolition - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/04/nevada-high-court-hear-arguments-vegas-hotel/

Contractors to begin dismantling portions of the Harmon this week - Wednesday, March 27, 2013
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2013/mar/27/contractors-begin-dismantling-portions-harmon-week/?_ga=1.75796560.417196036.1398359244

MGM asks for quick decision on flawed Vegas hotel - Thursday, February 7, 2013
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/feb/07/nv-vegas-strip-demolition/

Unfinished Luxury Tower Is Stark Reminder of Las Vegas’s Economic Reversal - January 22, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/us/unfinished-tower-in-las-vegas-is-symbol-of-a-reversal.html?_r=1&

Harmon Hotel case to be tied up in court well into 2014 - Tuesday, December 4, 2012
http://www.vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/dec/04/harmon-hotel-case-be-tied-court-well-2014/

CityCenter appeals order that could delay demolition of Harmon tower - Friday, October 26, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/2012/oct/26/citycenter-appeals-order-could-delay-demolition-ha/?_ga=1.151753596.417196036.1398359244

Court temporarily blocks questioning of PR consultants in Harmon tower lawsuit - Tuesday, October 16, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/oct/16/court-temporarily-blocks-questioning-pr-consultant/?_ga=1.180993890.417196036.1398359244

Court asked to stop probe of CityCenter PR activities for the Harmon - Thursday, October 11, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/oct/11/court-asked-stop-probe-citycenter-pr-activities-ha/?_ga=1.180993890.417196036.1398359244

Builder says CityCenter spinning story of flawed Harmon tower to influence potential jurors - Friday, September 14, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/2012/sep/14/builder-says-citycenter-spinning-story-flawed-harm/?_ga=1.145848305.417196036.1398359244

CityCenter considering more testing to prove Harmon defects - Saturday, July 28, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/jul/28/citycenter-considering-more-testing-prove-harmon-d/?_ga=1.145848305.417196036.1398359244

After Harmon is imploded, what will take its place at CityCenter? - Monday, July 23, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/gaming/2012/jul/23/after-harmon-imploded-what-will-take-its-place-cit/?_ga=1.145848305.417196036.1398359244

Judge gives OK to raze flawed Harmon hotel tower - Thursday, July 19, 2012
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jul/19/judge-gives-ok-raze-flawed-harmon-hotel-tower/

CityCenter back in court seeking OK to demolish Harmon tower - Tuesday, July 17, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/jul/17/citycenter-back-court-seeking-ok-demolish-harmon-t/?_ga=1.146052849.417196036.1398359244

After lengthy hearing, it's clearer than ever that Harmon is doomed to demolition - Sunday, March 18, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/2012/mar/18/after-lengthy-hearing-its-clearer-ever-harmon-doom/?_ga=1.74693719.417196036.1398359244

Harmon implosion hearing recessed until July - Friday, March 16, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/mar/16/harmon-implosion-hearing-recessed-until-july/?_ga=1.41074535.417196036.1398359244

Perini lawyer says Harmon is safe; thorny issues compel call for more hearings - Thursday, March 15, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/mar/15/perini-lawyer-says-harmon-safe-thorny-issues-compe/?_ga=1.141717623.417196036.1398359244

Judge in Harmon case refuses to allow attorneys to place blame - Tuesday, March 13, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/news/2012/mar/13/judge-harmon-case-refuses-allow-attorneys-place-bl/?_ga=1.141717623.417196036.1398359244

A quake could topple the Harmon, engineer testifies in Strip case - MGM Resorts, Perini square off in first day of court clash - Tuesday, March 13, 2012
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2012/mar/13/quake-could-topple-harmon-engineer-testifies-demol/?_ga=1.141717623.417196036.1398359244

Harmon Tower demolition hearing set for March - Wednesday, December 14, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/2011/dec/14/harmon-tower-demolition-hearing-set-march/?_ga=1.145921777.417196036.1398359244

Subcontractors fight Harmon demolition plan - Tuesday, November 29, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/gaming/2011/nov/29/subcontractors-fight-harmon-demolition-plan/?_ga=1.145921777.417196036.1398359244

Vegas motorcyclist loses appeal, complaint dismissed in Harmon Tower case - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/nov/16/vegas-motorcyclist-loses-appeal/

CityCenter seeks to collect evidence at Harmon before implosion - Thursday, October 27, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/2011/oct/27/citycenter-seeks-collect-evidence-harmon-its-implo/?_ga=1.71932758.417196036.1398359244

Supreme Court ruling may get CityCenter lawsuit moving again - Thursday, October 20, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/2011/oct/20/supreme-court-ruling-may-get-citycenter-lawsuit-mo/?_ga=1.71932758.417196036.1398359244

Out with a bang: 10 Strip implosions - Thursday, August 25, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/news/2011/aug/25/out-bang-10-strip-implosions/?_ga=1.185260908.417196036.1398359244

Getting OK to implode the Harmon proving to be monumental task - Thursday, August 25, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/gaming/2011/aug/25/imploding-harmon-proving-be-monumental-task/?_ga=1.185260908.417196036.1398359244

MGM Resorts seeks to demolish CityCenter's Harmon Hotel - Proposed timetable calls for demolition to be completed in 6 months - Monday, August 15, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/2011/aug/15/mgm-county-demolish-harmon/?_ga=1.78884945.417196036.1398359244

Legal skirmish over flawed Harmon may never reveal defect blame - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/2011/aug/09/legal-skirmish-over-flawed-harmon-may-never-resolv/?_ga=1.78884945.417196036.1398359244

MGM: CityCenter sound, apart from Harmon hotel tower - Saturday, July 23, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/gaming/2011/jul/23/citycenter-sound-apart-harmon/?_ga=1.78884945.417196036.1398359244

Foster’s Half-Built Harmon Hotel in Vegas Beyond Repair, Says Report - MGM Resorts and general contractor Perini are embroiled in a lawsuit over the Harmon Hotel’s allegedly defective construction. July 14, 2011
http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2011/07/110714-Vegas-Hotel.asp

MGM, contractor spar over CityCenter's Harmon hotel - Tuesday, July 12, 2011
http://vegasinc.com/business/legal/2011/jul/12/mgm-contractor-spar-over-harmon/?_ga=1.78763857.417196036.1398359244

Engineer: CityCenter's Harmon would collapse in earthquake - Monday, July 11, 2011
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jul/11/nv-citycenter-harmon/

MGM Resorts targets Harmon Hotel for demolition - November 13, 2010
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/mgm-resorts-targets-harmon-hotel-demolition

Perini files $492 million lawsuit against MGM Mirage over CityCenter work - March 27, 2010
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/perini-files-492-million-lawsuit-against-mgm-mirage-over-citycenter-work

Harmon inspector lacked experience - CONSTRUCTION: At hearing, he said he read building plans in prior jobs only with help - Wednesday, July 1, 2009
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/01/harmon-inspector-lacked-experience/

Harmon flaws haven’t brought big fallout - DAILY MEMO: citycenter: County hearings on inspections delayed  - Wednesday, May 27, 2009
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/may/27/harmon-flaws-havent-brought-big-fallout/

Perini redirects blame for errors at Harmon - CONSTRUCTION: Company president: Design flaws mishandled by subcontractor, inspectors - Monday, February 9, 2009
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/feb/09/perini-redirects-blame-errors-harmon/

Adaptation or 'disaster'? ARCHITECTURE: Depends on your view of the Harmon, from the street or of its ultimate design - Sunday, February 8, 2009
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/feb/08/adaptation-or-disaster/

Harmon condo cancellation helps some, hurts others - Friday, January 16, 2009
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jan/16/harmon-condo-cancellation-helps-some-and-hurts-others/

How did CityCenter tower flaws persist? - Failed safeguards puzzle county inspections official - Thursday, January 8, 2009
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jan/08/how-did-tower-flaws-persist/