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, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.