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MGM asks for quick decision on flawed Vegas hotel

MGM asks for quick decision on flawed Vegas hotel

CREATED Feb. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- MGM Resorts International is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to speed up a decision that's holding up the demolition of a flawed hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip.

MGM filed a brief Wednesday asking the court to expedite its ruling on whether the company must do more structural testing. MGM said the building poses a safety risk and must be demolished as soon as possible.

The Harmon Hotel is a joint project with Dubai World and was intended to open with 46 stories in 2009 as part of the $8.5 billion CityCenter development. Construction was halted at 26 floors after inspectors found flaws in steel reinforcements.

A trial is set for 2014 to decide whether MGM or contractor Perini Building Co. is responsible for $500 million in damage claims.
 

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