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Laborer sues construction company claiming unpaid wages

By Gloria Parker | Jul 2, 2015


NEW ORLEANS- A man is suing a construction company claiming he was not paid for his services.

Miguel Salazar filed suit against Big Yellow Construction, LLC on April 15th in the Orleans Parish District Court.

Salazar claims that in 2014 the defendant entered a construction contract with the City of Nola to perform contracting work at City Hall Traffic Court in New Orleans. In association with the construction of the projects and the contract with the city of New Orleans the defendant hired and entered into a sub-contract with the plaintiff in December 2014 to provide labor, material, and equipment for various parts of the City Hall and Traffic Court projects. The plaintiff contends that the original amount owed to plaintiff under the sub-contract was $38,550, but after interim amounts of $2,000 and $10,000 the current amount due is $26,550. The plaintiff has completed its scope of work under sub-contract and performed all work in a “workman” like manner and in accordance with the scope of the work, plans, specifications, terms, and conditions of the sub-contract, the suit says. However, as of the date of filing this petition the defendant has yet to make payment to plaintiff for the entirety of all amounts owed under the contract. The plaintiff claims he has made several demands for the remaining amount owed by defendant with no avail.

The defendant is accused of open account and breach of contract.

An specified amount in damages is sought in the amount of $26,550.00.

The plaintiff is represented by Edward T. Hayes and Adam Whitworth, Leake and Andersson, L.L.P.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.

Case no. 2015-3511.

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