Construction company sues steel fabricator for $363K claiming breach of contract

By Kyle Barnett | Nov 1, 2013

GRETNA – A local construction company is suing a steel fabricator for allegedly breaching contract to provide steel trusses for a roof in a school construction project.

Gibbs Construction LLC filed suit against H&H Steel Fabricators in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 2.

Gibbs Construction alleges that it entered into a contract to provide services to the Jefferson Parish School System’s Ames Montessori School. The plaintiff asserts that subsequent to the construction contract it entered into a contract with H&H Steel Fabricators to provide design and fabrication of roof trusses for the building. Gibbs Construction claims it made deposits to H&H Steel Fabricators in the amount of $143,079.05, but H&H only manufactured and delivered a portion of the trusses and Gibbs had to resort to contracting with other steel fabricators for the remainder of the job. The plaintiff alleges the additional contracts cost them $60,626.93 more.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

Damages in the amount of $363,761.63 are sought by the plaintiff.

Gibbs Construction is represented by Megan S. Peterson of New Orleans-based Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.

Case no. 731-579.

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