Dan Harkins Jul. 15, 2015, 9:49am


A subcontractor for the recent construction of a city-owned rental car facility is asking a judge to make the project's lead contractor and bond insurers finally pay for the electrical work it performed many months ago.

Quinco Electrical of Georgia Inc. filed a complaint July 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Satterfield and Pontikes Construction Inc., Continental Casualty Co. and Safeco Insurance Co. of America.

S and P became the general contractor on Oct. 12, 2012, for the Consolidated Rental Car Facility in New Orleans, the lawsuit states, and the other two defendants provided the project's bonding.

A year and a half earlier, the lawsuit states, Quinco became a subcontractor for S and P, agreeing to provide the material, labor and equipment for the project's electrical systems. After Quinco finished the work, S and P didn't pay it the total amount due, so Quinco filed a statement on March 30 of its claim with the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court and Recorder of Mortgages.

The plaintiff, citing a breach of contract and failure of surety to pay, seeks the enforcement of the Public Works Act statement of claim and payment of the total amount still owed, $797,361.89, as well as interest, late fees, attorneys' fees and other costs of this litigation.

The plaintiff is represented by Daniel Lund III, Tamara J. Lindsay and Gillian B. Gibbs of Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman and Lee in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-02511-NJB-JCW.

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