Church and contractor sued by mold remediation company for non-payment

Kyle Barnett Oct. 26, 2012, 2:35am

Sarah H. Ney

GRETNA – A local church has been sued by a Jefferson Parish contractor for allegedly only making partial payment for services rendered.

Mold Testing & Remediation, LLC filed suit against Dominion & Power Ministries, Inc., Deep South Associates, LLC and Scott Dowdy in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 20. Mold Testing & Remediation claims that Dominion & Power Ministries, a local church, contracted with them to provide mold remediation services. The plaintiff claims that Dowdy, a former co-owner of the plaintiff business, received $101,000 for completing the remediation job using the plaintiff's equipment and without their knowledge despite a termination agreement he had allegedly signed relinquishing his right's to future profits. Mold Testing & Remediation has requested a lien be placed on Dominion & Power Ministries property until payment for their services is released to them.

Defendant Dominion & Power Ministries is accused of not providing payment owed to the plaintiff in the amount of $141,370.56 and for not responding to request for payment. Dowdy and Deep South Associates are accused of violating state licensing provisions by completing the job without mold remediation certification.

Damages in the amount of $141,370.56 are sought by the plaintiff in addition to attorney's fees, costs incurred in filing the lien and legal interest.

Mold Testing & Remediation is represented by New Orleans-based attorney Sarah H. Ney.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.

Case no. 719-275.

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