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Residents claim Disney construction damaged their homes

December 28, 2010 |  8:12 am

At least six property owners have filed insurance claims for damage to their homes that they say was caused by the construction of a child-care center on the sprawling Walt Disney Co. campus in western Glendale.

The residents have complained that the construction caused cracks in the walls of their homes and made life on nearby streets a living hell. They have so far refused to allow inspectors hired by Disney into their homes, instead going with their own insurers after their compensation demands went unmet.

"I was advised that if [the inspectors] are hired by Disney, chances are they are going to find on Disney's behalf," said Jennifer Pinkerton, who lives on Truitt Street near the studio's campus.

Her neighbor, John Pera, said he and others have tried to get Disney and city officials to respond to concerns about damage, traffic and parking problems since construction began in November 2009.

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