Contractor plans liens against CityCenter owners

Mar 13, 2010 8:21 PM

Casino operator MGM MIRAGE (MGM) says the primary contractor for its newly completed joint venture, the $8.5 billion CityCenter complex in Las Vegas, intends to file mechanic's liens to collect on $492 million in construction bills.

The Las Vegas-based company said Friday in a regulatory filing that it believes it and co-owner Dubai World owe far less than that.

MGM MIRAGE plans to pursue offsets against the claim because of problems with the Harmon Hotel. The tower was delayed and shortened because county officials said reinforcing steel wasn't spaced at intervals to support it as designed.

Primary general contractor Perini Building Co. is not named in the filing.

The complex of resorts, retail and a casino opened in December.