A lawsuit filed by the River Eagle group against Shive-Hattery has been dismissed because the two parties have reached a settlement.
River Eagle — comprised of Mike VanDeHeede, Matt Stern, Dan Murphy and state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, — is trying to develop 132 acres of the former Case-New Holland site, which it bought for about $1.5 million. The project, called Fountainhead of the Quad Cities, would be a mixed business and residential development.
In February 2012 the group hired Shive-Hattery to help with the project. The group later alleged Shive-Hattery broke a contract by not turning over engineering and architectural work it initially did for the project. Shive-Hattery also tried to hamper the progress of the development, according to the suit filed Dec. 31 in Rock Island County Circuit Court.
Court records state the two sides have reached a settlement and, on Jan. 23, River Eagle asked to have its case dismissed. The records did not provide details of the settlement. Myron Scheibe, office director and vice president of Shive-Hattery's Moline branch, declined to provide details of the settlement. River Eagle representatives also declined comment or could not be reached for comment.
River Eagle had sought to have Shive-Hattery turn over all the work that River Eagle alleged it was owed, as well as unspecified awards for an alleged breach of contract, tortious conduct and attorney's fees.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.