The Yorkshire Post reported (14 Oct p1) that council leader Maggie Smith said after the case that urgent action was needed to find out what went wrong.
'I will be meeting the chief executive on Monday to draw up a list of poeple who could carry out a full and independent inquiry'.
'The court case was brought by BET and we thought it right and proper to defend it. But during the case, certain statements made it apparent that it was pointless to continue.
The Post reports that Humberside CC agreed to make an immediate payment of £3m to BET Catering Services Ltd - with further damages of up to £5m..
Cllr Smith said the council would find the money from its contingencies budget.
BET Catering's managing director Jim Walker said the company regretted having to resort to legal action but he was pleased that the matter had been settled.