Gene Johnson Nov. 12, 2015, 1:58pm


A Delaware company is suing a Harvey business claiming that it hasn't been paid for work completed on a joint project.

Hi-Tech Electric Inc. filed a lawsuit against T&B Construction and Electrical Services Inc. on July 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, citing bad faith, breach of contract and willful failure or refusal to process payment due.

According to the complaint, on or about Aug. 24, 2011, Hi-Tech Electric and T&B Construction entered into a teaming agreement in an effort to prepare and submit to Clark/McCarthy Healthcare Partners (CMHP) to cooperatively do some electrical work. On or about Jan. 18, 2012, CMHP entered into a written subcontract with T&B to which T&B agreed to furnish certain electrical work for their Pan American Building.

On or about May 29, 2013, Hi-Tech Electric and T&B drew up a memorandum of understanding addressing the work to be done by each party and the manner in which payments would be made on the project – particularly on the Pan Am project, according to the lawsuit.

Hi-Tech Electric claims that it is owed $556,070.20 for the work it has done on the Pan Am Project and on the information and belief CMHP has not released payment to T&B Construction/Hi-Tech Electric on the Pan Am Project due to the actions and/or inactions of T&B.

Hi-Tech Electric Inc. is being represented by F. Victor Hastings of Kenner.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-03034-SSV-KWR

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