MINOT, N.D. — A federal judge partially has sided with a company that’s suing the Minot Public School District for $1.9 million in unpaid services following the 2011 Souris River flood.

The district hired Storm Team Robbins LLC under the name ServPro of the Seacoast to clean flood damaged schools, the Minot Daily News reported. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed most of the expenses, except for $1.9 million.

ServPro is suing the district for the remaining expenses. District officials say ServPro’s owner told the district it wouldn’t be charged more than what FEMA paid.

Judge Daniel Hovland ruled that there was a breach of contract between the school district and ServPro. He said a jury trial will resolve the lawsuit.

“The only remaining issue of material fact in dispute for the jury to resolve is regarding the resulting damages which flow from the breach,” Hovland wrote in a ruling Thursday.

A trial scheduled in Bismarck for Oct. 10 has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com