$400,000 Settlement Reached Over Alleged Overcharges By Contractor

Alleged overcharging by wildfire debris removal contractor, Granite Construction, resulted in a $2M lawsuit filed by the city of San Diego. That lawsuit has now settled for a reported $400,000.

Although the company has admitted no wrongdoing, Northern California-based Granite Construction paid a $400,000 settlement last month to have a civil lawsuit filed against the company by the city of San Diego dismissed.

The action by Granite, which was sued by San Diego in 2008 for allegedly overcharging the city for debris removal after the 2007 wildfires in the Rancho Bernardo area, has been seized upon by critics of Granite’s proposed Liberty Quarry project, who say there is now a question about whether the company can be trusted to follow through on its promises regarding the quarry.