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MnDOT, Duininck Inc. reach settlement

WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Duininck Inc., of Prinsburg, reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit brought by the department against the contractor over work the contractor did on Minnesota Highway 7 between Clara City...

WILLMAR - The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Duininck Inc., of Prinsburg, reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit brought by the department against the contractor over work the contractor did on Minnesota Highway 7 between Clara City and Montevideo.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The court approved the settlement in an order filed Aug. 5.
MnDOT had brought a civil lawsuit in November 2014 against the company over a project to build
15.3 miles of concrete pavement on Highway 7 between the two communities in 2009.
The civil complaint alleged that core samples and ground radar tests performed by MnDOT found that the concrete did not meet the project standards. There were clumps of unhydrated or paste-rich concrete, cracks, spalling and surface depressions, according to the complaint.
MnDOT determined the loss of service life due to the poor quality amounted to $914,988.57.
The department had withheld $506,977 in payments to the company for the project and had asked the company to return another $408,010.78, according to the civil case file.
Duininck Inc. responded that the two-year statute of limitations had expired before MnDOT filed the suit, and that it had already made an “appropriate adjustment in payment for the nonconforming work.’’
The two sides signed a stipulation July 7 settling the case and asking the court to dismiss it.

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