City will try to settle lawsuit
By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer
A lawsuit filed by Hagerstown Spring Works Co. against the City of Hagerstown will not go to trial next month as scheduled because the parties will try to settle the matter, according to documents filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
The case had been scheduled for a Dec. 18 jury trial.
The trial was postponed under a joint request, "so that the parties may resolve the issues by settlement or alternative dispute techniques," court documents state.
The Spring Works at 437 E. Baltimore St. is suing the city for $500,000 plus interest and other costs for damages caused by floods that occurred on or about June 19, 1996.
In the lawsuit, Spring Works' representatives allege the flooding was a result of the city's negligence in constructing and maintaining stormwater management facilities.