NEW ORLEANS – A general contractor has filed suit against a nonprofit housing corporation
alleging that it did not pay in full for work performed.
Hal Collums Construction LLC filed a complaint on May 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Phi Mu Fraternity Housing Corp. citing breach of contract regarding a construction project in New Orleans.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the changes to the contract documents caused it to incur additional costs to complete the project and caused delays to the project schedule. It claims it requested adjustments to the contract sum and contract time due to the changes. The plaintiff holds Phi Mu Fraternity Housing Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly never adjusted the contract sum or the contract time due to the changes to the contract documents and refused to compensate them for the additional costs and delays due to the changes.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for all damages, plus interest and for all other legal, general and equitable relief to which it is entitled. It is represented by Lloyd N. Shields, Adrian A D'Arcy and Jessica R. Derenbecker of Shields Mott LLP in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-04007