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Subcontractor sues over Army Corps of Engineers $20 million floodwall contract

By Elizabeth Young | Mar 26, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A local construction group is accusing a general contractor for allgedly failing to pay for its subcontracting services.

Magnum Construction Group LLC filed suit against Target Construction Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Jan. 28. The suit concerns contracts made for work on the Segnette State Park Floodwall.

The Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract of $20,869,748 for work on the wall to David Boland Inc. in Dec. 2009. David Boland Inc. then entered into a subcontract with Target Inc. on May, 28, 2010 and in April 2011, Target subcontracted with Magnum.

The suit claims that Magnum performed satisfactory work on the wall in August and September of the same year. On Nov. 17, 2011, Magnum sent Target written notice of their failure to pay Magnum for the subcontracting work. The plaintiff claims that Target has refused or failed to pay the past due amount since being notified of it.

The suit further claims that Boland and/or Target have received compensation for the work performed by Magnum in the form of progress and periodic payments.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

The past due amount of $17,551.90 plus the cost of the proceedings is sought in the suit.

The plaintiff is represented by Robert Evans III of New Orleans-based Burgos & Evans LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates IV.

Case No. 2013-00869.

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