NEW ORLEANS – A surety company has filed a complaint against St. Bernard Parish Government over allegations that it was damaged after paying performance bonds.

American Contractors Indemnity Co. filed a complaint on June 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the St. Bernard Parish government.

According to the complaint, the defendant and Phoenix Constructors entered into an agreement for the Main Yard Site Work parish project and the plaintiff was surety. The suit states the project was completed in October 2016, and that Phoenix failed to pay subcontractors and/or suppliers.

The plaintiff alleges that it was financially damaged for paying performance bond to the contractors the total amount of $121,982.03. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in the amount of $121,982.03, plus interest, costs and all other just and equitable relief. It is represented by H. Bruce Shreves, Jay H. Kern, Douglass F. Wynne Jr. and Kaile L. Mercuri of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn LLP in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:17-cv-06413

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