$10M quarry lawsuit pushed back
The Pennington County Commission got a bit more breathing room in a $10 million lawsuit they face over a quarry south of Rapid City.
The board had originally approved a request by Croell Redi-Mix to expand their quarry, located along Highway 16 between Rapid City and Mount Rushmore, but later reversed that decision after public outcry. A hearing on the lawsuit originally scheduled for Friday has been pushed back until July 8.
The lawsuit alleges that the county violated Croell’s property rights when it revoked the company’s construction permit. The suit seeks $10 million in damages for Breach of Contract, Violation of Equal Protection, Violation of Due Process, and Taking without Just Compensation.
Tom Brady, and attorney for Croell Redi-Mix told NewsCenter1 that the county cannot prevent his client from the lawful use of its property without liability. He says the damages to the company are significant for every day its prevented from operating the quarry.
The Pennington County Commission would not comment on a pending lawsuit.