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Construction company suing for remainder of payment on $2.5 million UNO baseball field contract

By Andrey Burin | Apr 25, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A demolition and hauling company that performed various subcontracting duties on UNO's Maestri Field Privateer Park Renovation, a $2,575,000 contract with the State of Louisiana, is suing the contractors in charge of the project for alleged breach of contract and seeking to collect the remaining balance it is owed.

Simmons & Simmons filed suit against Kevin J. Smith Construction Company and Western Surety Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on March 11.

The plaintiff asserts that it entered into a subcontract with the defendant whereupon it agreed to perform various construction services including but not limited to demolition and hauling on the Maestri Field Privateer Park Renovation project in exchange for a payment of $254,547. The plaintiff claims to have performed all agreed upon work in a proper, workmanlike, and timely manner by the specified date. The defendant is accused of leaving unpaid approximately $80,188.57 of the total balance.

The plaintiff seeks damages in the amount of the full and true principal amount ($80,188.57), attorney's fees, and legal interest and cost.

The plaintiff is represented by Lloyd N. Shields, Andrew G. Vicknair, Michael S. Blackwell and Eric A. Mund of New Orleans-based Shields/Mott LLP.

This case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarusso.

Case no. 2015-02244.

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