June 20, 2018

County must pay contractor $1.7 million for breach of contract

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

An arbitrator has ruled that McKenzie County must pay Gratech Company of Berthold $1.7 million in damages associated with the construction of a county road project.
According to Thomas Olson of Olson Construction Law of St. Paul, Minn., in May of 2017, Gratech filed a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association, claiming McKenzie County breached the terms of a 2016 contract by failing to grant an extension of the contract time.

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