The Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) versus Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) saga appears to be far from over.
Attorneys for the bridge company requested a conference on the case in Montgomery County Circuit Court. BCBC filed a lawsuit last year claiming ALDOT Director John Cooper acted in bad faith when deciding to build a new taxpayer-funded bridge nearby. BCBC said the new bridge would put them out of business.
There were multiple counts BCBC asked for.
Count one was based on bad faith and injunctive relief. The lower court originally ordered a preliminary injunction, but the Alabama Supreme Court threw that out, saying Cooper had the right to build the new bridge based on his position with ALDOT.
However, BCBC is also seeking compensation for the loss of value of the toll bridge, the cost of damage, legal costs and compensatory damages.
According to court documents, BCBC attorneys are now asking for a trial date for the remaining matters in the case.
The conference will be held on October 24 in the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Pool at 10 a.m.
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