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Road work lawsuit ends in award to contractor

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A jury has found Chickasaw County owes Ausbern Construction $570,293 in costs and damages in lawsuit over road work in the county.

Ausbern Construction sought payment from the board of supervisors for work the company did over three years ago on a county road in northwestern Chickasaw County.

A jury in Lafayette County, where the trial was moved, found this past week that Chickasaw County must pay Ausbern $387,793 in construction costs and damages. The jury also awarded Ausbern $182,500 in damages from County Engineer Ed Springer.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1li3WpR) the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors will Thursday in Okolona to discuss a possible appeal or how to pay Ausbern.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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