A Glendale woman is continuing her battle with the Walt Disney Co. almost two years after the studio damaged her home while building a child-care center on its sprawling campus.
Jennifer Pinkerton said Disney officials are offering her $5,000 to cover multiple interior and exterior cracks in the walls of her house, even though an estimate she has filed with the company from Mudd Construction put the repair cost at around $40,000.
“It costs thousands of dollars just to paint the house, so what can you do with $5,000?” Pinkerton said.
But Disney officials, she said, told her the estimate covers upgrades to which she isn’t entitled for her wood-frame house built in the 1930s. Most of the houses along the stretch of Truitt Street in the Northwest Glendale neighborhood are similar and built around the same time
Pinkerton said Disney’s offer is especially unfair since Disney paid her neighbor, John Pera, more than $5,000, even though she believes damage to her house is comparable to his.