Saturday, June 06, 2015
Court documents: R-8 District wants lawsuit information kept confidential
In documents filed Thursday in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the district's attorney and the attorney for P1 filed for a joint protective order claiming that the case may involve "confidential and proprietary information."
The motion includes a suggestion for an order by the judge, which would require each side to "assemble and destroy" these documents after the case is completed.
It is not clear what information a public school district would have concerning a building project that it could not allow the public to see it.
The district filed the lawsuit after hearing that P1 was going to file a lawsuit against it, claiming that it was owed more than $6.5 million for overtime and other costs associated with the rush to get Joplin High School open by the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. The district claimed the company had done shoddy work, but it has still been using P1 through the construction of the high school performing arts center and paid a bill for a much smaller amount to the company during the May board meeting.