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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Lake Station out $500K in sewer fee decision"

Yesterday's COA decision in Town of New Chicago v. City of Lake Station, et al. (ILB summary here) is the subject of a story today in the Gary Post Tribune, reported by Teresa Auch Schultz. Some quotes:

Lake Station will have to eat more than $500,000 in fees to the Gary Sanitary District after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled against its quest to get that money from New Chicago.

The opinion reverses a decision by Lake County Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider, who had originally ruled that New Chicago had to pay Lake Station $536,315 for late payments owed to the GSD from 1990 to 2004.

The two sides have been battling over who is responsible for the late payments. The GSD serves both Lake Station and New Chicago, but Lake Station administers the service for New Chicago and bills it on behalf of GSD. * * *

"They accused us of breaching the agreement and not paying our share when we didn't even know about it for 15 years," said Robert Peters, who along with his son, who is also named Robert Peters, represented New Chicago.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 14, 2010 08:34 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions