Crenshaw District Businesses Plan Legal Action Against Metro Over Light Rail Construction

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While the city Los Angeles boasts about a future that will include a passenger rail line to LAX terminals, some businesses in the Crenshaw District are planning to sue Metro over the construction associated with the project.

The LAX Transit Project is an overall $2 billion new light rail system that, once completed, will connect eight train stations in the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding areas to LAX terminals.

But some businesses were upset over street closures and barricades that have been set up as a result of the construction. They claimed that they've lost customers and their businesses have suffered as a result.

Several business owners have hired legal counsel and were planning to sue Metro if they didn't receive reimbursement over the rail construction.

Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Sept. 15. 2014.