The Idaho Supreme Court on April 4 threw out a $95 million verdict awarded in 1997 to the Potlatch Corp. in a breach-of-contract dispute with a unit of Harnischfeger Corp.

The court ordered a new trial after determining that Idaho District Court Judge Ida Rudolph Leggett had erred when she allowed Potlatch to amend its complaint before trial to add allegations of bad faith in the solicitation and negotiation of its contract with Beloit Corp. to purchase multiton pulp washers.

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