IMCPL Statement on Litigation Decision

April 15, 2009

The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Board of Trustees is disappointed with the verdict. We continued to seek legal redress because we believed in the validity of our claim that there were issues with Thornton Tomasetti's work, and that we would have been remiss in our responsibility to Marion County taxpayers if we had not pursued legal remedies in this case. We stand by that claim. 
Although we are disappointed with this judgment, it is important to point out that the Library has already collected settlements in excess of $25 million. The majority of the funds expended by the Library were to investigate and fix the problems discovered with the Project. These expenditures were necessary to ensure that the taxpayers of Marion County would be provided a safe and quality library structure for future generations.