NEW ORLEANS – A sheet metal and roofing corporation is seeking damages, claiming that it was given an inaccurate plan.

Orleans Sheet Metal Works & Roofing Inc. filed a suit against Gibbs Construction LLC and Ward, Rozas/ A.I.A. Architects Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 13.

According to the claim, the defendants were chosen as the architect and contractor for a project that was commissioned by the Louisiana Department of Education, Recovery School District. The suit states that the plaintiff entered into a subcontractor agreement with the defendant on Aug. 8, 2014. The suit states that after the plaintiff had begun its work, it became aware of the fact that the values provided by the Ward, Rozas were inaccurate and that the defendant had under-calculated the amount of materials needed for the job. Though the plaintiff provided the additional material needed, the defendants refused to approve the changes that were proposed, due to their own fault in calculations.

The defendants are accused of negligence through failing to properly plan for the amount of materials needed, failure to approve the necessary changes and failure to make the changes that were brought to their attention by the plaintiff.

The plaintiff is seeking $47,787.64 in damages. The plaintiff is represented by Ralph H. Wall of Adams and Reese in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-6933

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