The start of the trial over the unpaid construction bills and workmanship flaws at what was the PH Towers Westgate will be put off one more day.
Although preliminary preparations will take place this morning, Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez surprised attorneys on Tuesday by scheduling a settlement conference for the afternoon. If no headway is made, the trial is scheduled to start Thursday.
The Tutor-Saliba subsidiary of giant contractor Tutor Perini Corp. has claimed $23.3 million in unpaid bills for work on the 1,201-unit tower attached to Planet Hollywood Resort, now called Hilton Grand Vacations. Time share giant Westgate Resorts has requested $30 million for various defects and delays, although the numbers will decline after one subcontractor settled.
As part of the settlement conference, Gonzalez requested executives with decision-making authority appear. That includes Westgate CEO David Siegel, a star of the recent documentary “Queen of Versailles,” which examines his and his family’s opulent lifestyle as well as the financial struggles of the PH Towers.