Lizzy Fitzsousa Apr. 10, 2014, 9:51pm

NEW ORLEANS – A subcontractor is suing its contractor g- smii they failing on Yacht Harbor project. Industrial and Mechanical Contractors, Inc. filed suit against Precision Construction & Maintenance LLC and Employers Mutual Casualty Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Jan. 23.

According to the suit, IMC agreed to perform subcontract work on a cost-plus basis for Precision at the Municipal Yacht Harbor Administration Building project. IMC alleges that Employers issued a payment and performance bond to Precision whereby Employers became obligated to guarantee and pay the obligations of Precision with respect to work on the project. IMC claims it has complete its contracted work and is currently owed $13,331 plus interest for its work, including labor and materials it provided to the project. A sworn statement of claim and privilege was filed by IMC on March 7, 2013.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Clarence F. Favret III of New Orleans.

Employers is represented by attorneys Christopher J. Weema and Maura Z. Pelleteri.

Precision answered the suit on March 19, claiming they are not required to pay IMC until they have been paid by the owners of the project, the City of New Orleans.

Precision is represented by Michael D. Peytavin of Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins & Gremillion LLC.

Employers answered the case on March 28, asserting that they have no liability in the case as the City of New Orleans is obligated as payee.

Case is assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Case no. 2014-00863.

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