The request comes in the wake of the City Council's rejection on Aug. 11 to help pay for the judgement against the authority.
"The city denies the allegations made by Mr. Lenihan and the city will be vigorously defending this action." — City of Pittsfield
"The consequences would be more severe than the offer on the table right now." — attorney Richard Dohoney
"We presented a strong defense to the merits of their claims. The jury, however, did not agree with us on all counts." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
"We made offers to extend the contract at the same rate. They rejected the offer." — Sherman Derby
"This pattern of inappropriately spending state money is unacceptable ..." — Attorney General Martha Coakley
"We were able to negotiate and able to split the payments." — Town Administrator Paul Sieloff
"I think with the mayor taking the stance of, don't bother with them, then it became an issue for us because that's not how MassDOT usually operates." — John Pierce
Her filings state $1 million could be owed her for damages under state law.
"There was a trial last summer and there was judgment against the town." — Paul Sieloff.
"It's an industrial use. An industrial use belongs in an industrial zone." — Andrew Hochberg