Lizzy Fitzsousa Mar. 26, 2014, 5:20pm

NEW ORLEANS – An engineering and design firm is suing after it was improperly compensated for work completed.

Lanier & Associates Consulting Engineers Inc. filed suit against NOLA Oil Terminal LLC in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Dec. 13, 2013.

According to the suit, in early 2012, Christian P. Amadee, a member of NOLA Oil Terminal engaged Lanier to perform preliminary engineering and permit work for a proposed new liquid facility in Plaquemines Parish. Lanier claims it furnished an opinion of probable cost, and Amadee instructed him to begin detail design work. Lanier invoiced NOLA for work from October 2012 through September 2013, totaling $118,756.11. NOLA allegedly made partial payments to Lanier of $50,000 for work performed, but has refused to pay the outstanding balance of $68,756.71.

Lanier is suing for the remainder of the open account.

Plaintiff is represented by John I. Hulse IV of the Conroy Law Firm of Metairie.

NOLA is represented by attorney Patrick M. Amdee of Thibodaux.

Case is assigned to Division J Judge Piper D. Griffin.

Case no. 2013-11895.

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