Tia Benton Feb. 7, 2013, 3:36pm

NEW ORLEANS – A local shipbuilder is suing a company that makes furniture for ships alleging breach of contract.

Avondale Industries, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Hopeman Brothers, Inc. in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Dec 4.

The plaintiff claims Hopeman breached its indemnity contract by its failure to provide defense and indemnity of claims brought against the plaintiff in an asbestos suit.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

An unspecified amount is sought for all damages reasonable in the premise.

Brian C. Bossier of Blue Williams, LLP is representing the plaintiff.

This case has been assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Case no. 2012-11277.

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