Monday, August 31, 2009
Perhaps I overestimate the litigiousness of library boards, but it seems to me if you have a public admission of a breach of contract and an acknowledgment that the breach could not be justified in a court of law, you sue and you get the full $70,000 that's owed to you. That means that the taxpayers will pay the full contract price, plus the litigations costs. How efficient is that?
Of course, it's also possible that the library board will take the hit, in the hopes of preserving good relationships with the county and thus living to fight another day. If so, I'm afraid I have to agree with Jerry Seinfeld. Libraries are like some pathetic kid who has all the best sports equipment and lets you play with his ball if you agree to be his friend.