The lawsuit filed against the Joplin School District by the construction company originally hired to demolish the old high school has been dismissed. Urban Development was suing the school district for in excess of $1 million.
Joplin Schools Superintendent C.J. Huff says the main issue was Urban Development claiming that there were unexpected costs on their part that they felt they should be reimbursed for.
The school district felt that they didn't get the job done like they were supposed to, and that the money wasn't owed.
Huff says it's good to have this case settled.
"I don't think it's necessarily a win or a loss, the net impact on the schools was zero as far as dollars are concerned, but we are certainly glad to get this case behind us and move on," says Dr. Huff. "We have got a building to build. We have kids that our expecting to be in that school in August 2014 and we plan on delivering that, so it is good not to have that distraction and we are able to move forward."
Urban Development and Joplin Schools must pay their own court costs.