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Board to consider dispute over UW-Madison dorm

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state board is expected to consider whether to award $1.7 million in damages to a contractor embroiled in a dispute over a University of Wisconsin-Madison residence hall project.

The Department of Administration has asked the State Claims Board to deny the damages for Dore & Associates of Bay City, Mich. The board meets Wednesday in Madison to consider the dispute and other claims.

Denying the company damages would likely lead to a lawsuit against the state.

The company is seeking the money stemming from its work tearing down Ogg Hall, saying the state caused expensive delays and then unfairly terminated the firm.

According to the department, it fired Dore & Associates in March 2008 after a series of contract violations and safety problems.

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