The city of Bowling Green is out a lot of money after losing a lawsuit last week to Don Lowe, owner of Lowe's Feed and Grain in Bowling Green.
Lowe sued the city and an electrical inspector after he lost power in 2002, he says because of storm damage, but the inspector claimed otherwise.
"The electrical inspector made a very serious mistake and then the city became engaged in a very sophisticated scheme of cover-up to try to hide that," said Lowe's attorney, Charles Greenwell.
Greenwell claimed fraud in Warren Circuit Judge John Grise's court, and the jury ruled in Lowe's favor giving him about $970,000.
"This was a very complex and sophisticated scheme of fraud that the jury had to understand a lot of evidence, they had to hear a lot of testimony, and they had to connect a lot of dots in order to understand exactly what had happened here," said Greenwell.
The city is represented by the law firm of Kerrick, Stivers and Coyle.
City officials didn't comment and attorney's representing the city had very little to say, just that this isn't over and they didn't think the evidence supported the verdict.
That leaves open the possibility of an appeal, something Greenwell doesn't think is a good idea.
"It's a horrible waste of time and judicial resources to appeal a case like this that's been decided by the jury on what we consider to be overwhelming evidence to support the verdict," said Greenwell.
A verdict that cost the city a lot of money.
Currently, there is no timetable as to when an appeal may be filed because the court must first confirm the jury's decision.