Courthouse fire ruling goes against S. Ind. county

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on February 10, 2014 at 7:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An Indiana appeals court says contractors don't have to pay Jefferson County after a fire at the Historic Courthouse in Madison nearly five years ago.

The fire, which happened in May 2009, caused more than $6 million in damage to the courthouse, which was built in 1855.

The fire stated while the courthouse was being remodeled.

Jefferson County sued three contractors who were remodeling the courthouse.

The Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that said the county didn't buy a separate insurance plan for the remodeling project and not notifying the contractors about the lack of additional insurance was a breach of the project's contract.

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