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Contractor sued for alleged nonpayment of $247K worth of school renovations

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Mar 7, 2014


NEW ORLEANS – A subcontractor is suing after allegedly never receiving payment after completing renovations at a Marigny school.

Bernard Brothers LLC filed suit against F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC, Continental Caualty Company, Safeco Insurance Company of America and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Dec. 17, 2013.

Bernard Brothers alleges it was subcontracted by F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC to work on the renovations at Charles J. Colton School at 2300 St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans. Bernard Brothers asserts it provided certain services, including concrete accessories and reinforcement.

The suit claims that Contintenal Casualty Company, Safeco Insurance Company of America and Fidelity provided a payment bond to F.H. Paschen to be used to pay subcontractors. Bernard Brothers claims it completed their contract at the price of $247,669.22, but have not yet been paid.

The plaintiff is represented by Francis R. White III of Covington.

F.H. Paschen and S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC is represented by James M. Garner of Sher Garner Cahill Richter of New Orleans.

Case is assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.

Case no. 2013-11370.

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