HARRODSBURG - Attorney Brad Guthrie picked up a check for more than $94,000 Tuesday for his client H&B Sanitation. The check was for the award agreed to in a lawsuit between the garbage company and the city of Harrodsburg.
The lawsuit, filed by H&B Sanitation in February 2003, claimed that from 1993 through a three-year contract signed in 2001, the city failed to pass along the entire amount due the Harrodsburg company. H&B stands for Harrodsburg and Burgin.
The lawsuit said contracts between the city and H&B promised the company would be paid the amount that the city charged residential customers. The lawsuit said the city breached the contracts by deducting a fee for billing and collecting.
The city withheld 5 percent of the $11 monthly fee for pickup and disposal inside the city and 9.8 percent for the same service to residents outside the city, the lawsuit alleged.