A legal battle over the design and construction of a $13 million Cambria water treatment plant has been settled, according to documents approved at a Jan. 27 meeting of the Cambria Community Services District’s board of directors.
The district sued consultant firm, CDM Smith, more than three years ago and has been litigating the case ever since.
The so-called “action with prejudice” agreement calls for CDM to pay a $1.7 million settlement to the CSD.
In exchange, the district agreed to not pursue any further legal action against the firm, based on the allegations already made, unless “subsequent discovery of different or additional facts” are found about the case, details not covered by the settled suit.
As CSD counsel Tim Carmel said via email on Feb. 13, “The release is limited to claims related to the complaint.”