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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.