Construction company sues man over alleged breach of contract for $116K home renovation

By Louisiana Record reports | May 12, 2014

GRETNA – A man who entered into a contract with a construction company to renovate a home is suing after the contract was wrongfully canceled.

Countrywide Construction LLC filed suit against James Pitfield in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 21.

Countrywide Construction alleges it entered into an agreement on Nov. 21, 2013 in the amount of $116,810.93 to renovate a home owned by Pitfield. The plaintiff asserts that it had purchased the materials necessary to renovate the home when Pitfield abruptly canceled the contract and decided to contract the job out to a relative. Countrywide Construction claims it is owed liquidated damages in the amount of 25 percent of the contract.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

Damages in the amount of $29,292.73 are sought by the plaintiff.

Countrywide Construction is represented by Willaim M. Magee of Covington-based Mageee, Zeringue & Richardson.

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge John J. Molaison Jr.

Case no. 737-693.

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