MINOT, N.D. — Trial has been scheduled in early January for a lawsuit that a company filed against the Minot Public School District over unpaid cleanup expenses resulting from the 2011 Souris River flood.

The Minot Daily News reports that a federal jury in Bismarck is scheduled to hear ServPro’s case on Jan. 8.

The school district hired the company to clean up flood-damaged schools. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed all but $1.9 million of the expense.

Minot Public Schools contends Servpro’s owner told the district it wouldn’t charge anything over and above what FEMA paid. ServPro disputes that.

A federal judge ruled in September that the contract had been breached, but he didn’t rule on resulting damages. The two sides held settlement talks, but no settlement was reached.


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