Company uses the Louisiana Private Works Act to substantiate suit against the Urban League of Greater New Orleans

Tia Benton Nov. 16, 2012, 4:31am

Thomas M. Flanagan

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Charles Parish Company is suing the ULGNO for allegedly failing to pay thousands of dollars owed for work performed on a construction project.

DTV Enterprises, LLC filed a lawsuit against Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Inc. in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Aug. 17.

The plaintiff avers that despite amicable demand the defendant has only paid $6,500 of $35,178.37 owed for work done on a Head Start center being built under contract. DTV placed a lien against the Head Start Center for the remaining amount of $28,678.37 and, by virtue of the Louisiana Private Works Act, claims entitlement to a privilege on the Head Start invoking the right to seize and sell the Head Start Center property to satisfy the debt and the right to recover the amount owed for their work.

The defendant is being asked to pay the full amount due to plaintiff.

The plaintiff is seeking full restitution for the services provided and costs and attorney's fees incurred in the legal proceedings.

DTV is represented by Thomas M. Flanagan of New Orleans-based Flanagan Partners LLP.

This case has been assigned to Division A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2012-08089.

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