Defense contractor sued by video production company for non-payment

Kyle Barnett Nov. 19, 2012, 12:44am

Hal S. Pope and D.J. Johnson of Pope-Johnson Productions.

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans-based defense contractor is being sued by a video production company for alleged incomplete payment for subcontracted services.

Hal S. Pope and Pope-Johnson Video Productions filed suit against WeStream Technologies, LLC in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 26. Pope claims WeStream received a contract to produce a U.S. Army Marksmanship Training Film and subcontracted the production the film to Pope-Johnson Video Productions. The plaintiffs allege they were to receive $65,000 before shooting the film and another $65,000 following delivery of the film. Pope asserts that although the film was produced and delivered in a timely manner the second payment of $65,000 was never remitted to the video production company.

The defendant is accused of non-payment for services rendered.

Damages in the amount of $65,000 plus judicial interest, expert testimony fees, and court proceeding costs are sought by the plaintiff.

Pope and Pope-Johnson Video Productions is represented by Joseph W. Rausch of Metairie-based Jim S. Hall & Associates, LLC.

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

Case no. 2012-09120.

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