MINOT, N.D. — The Minot Public School District has settled a lawsuit filed by a company over unpaid cleanup expenses resulting from the 2011 Souris River flood.
The case was set to go to trial Monday in federal court, but the two sides late last week reached a $950,000 settlement. School District Business Manager Scott Moum says the money will come from the district’s reserve fund.
The school district hired the ServPro company to clean up flood-damaged schools. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed all but $1.9 million of the expense.
The school district contended Servpro had agreed not to charge anything over and above what FEMA paid. ServPro disputed that.
A federal judge last September ruled that the contract had been breached, but he didn’t rule on resulting damages.