Doctor suing Straight Flush plumbing company over uncompleted work

Alejandro de los Rios Mar. 2, 2011, 1:45pm


A New Orleans doctor is suing a plumbing company in Orleans Parish Civil District Court after he allegedly advanced the plumbers money for work that was not completed.

New Orleans attorney Anthony DiLeo filed the suit on behalf of Dr. Joseph Guarnieri on Feb. 22.

The lawsuit claims that Guarnieri paid Straight Flush Plumbing LLC $7,500 despite the company never showing up to complete their work. The suit also alleges that Guarnieri advanced the Straight Flush $1,250 as a loan to help the company make payroll.

The lawsuit claims Straight Flush is liable for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, detrimental reliance and unfair trade practices.

The claims stem from Straight Flush making repeated promises to "complete the job prior to the arrival of Dr. Guarnieri's mother-in-law from Russia and prior to the birth of his baby."

Dr. Guarnieri "suffered economic harm among other damages" due to the plumbers failing to show up, which required him to hire another contractor.

The suit also alleges that a second plumber hired to do the work Straight Flush failed to complete revealed "many mistakes ... that had to be corrected before any of the work remaining undone could be addressed."

This case has been assigned to Judge Paulette Irons.

Orleans Parish Case 2011-01818

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