Developer being sued for alleged nonpayment by building contractor

Kyle Barnett Aug. 24, 2012, 12:39am

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans-based developer has been sued by a building contractor for alleged non-payment for services and materials rendered.

American Homestar Corporation filed suit against HBC, LLC and the Community for Faith for Economic Empowerment in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 19.

American Homestar Corporation claims they accepted a change order to construct a cage around an air-conditioner unit at lots owned by the defendants that were being renovated at 2169 Hope St., also known as Frenchman's Hope Subdivision. The plaintiff alleges payment in the amount of $20,480, with an additional $450 for the change order, was remitted to the defendants on Sept. 8, 2011, but payment has still not been made.

The defendant is accused of not paying for work completed by the plaintiff.

Damages in the amount listed above as well as legal costs and attorney's fees are requested by the plaintiff.

American Homestar Corporation is represented by David M. McDonald of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2012-07053.

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