BATON ROUGE – A property owner alleges a general contractor failed to construct the building in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
University House Baton Rouge filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against LMK Baton Rouge Construction LLC alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 19, 2015, plaintiff bought a large residential housing building in Baton Rouge near the campus of Louisiana State University. The suit states the property was subsequently discovered to have substantial defects in workmanship and construction that have caused severe disruption to tenants and millions of dollars in damages and necessary repairs. The defendant, who was the general contractor on the project, had provided the plaintiff with a contractor agreement with the sale that warranted its work would be free from defects and in compliance with laws and regulations, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds LMK Baton Rouge Construction LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to effect the required repairs, failed to pay for the remediation work and failed to honor its obligations under the contractor warranty.
The plaintiff seeks monetary damages with interest, award for lost business, costs incurred with this action, attorney fees and expenses and any other relief the court deems just and proper. It is represented by G. Trippe Hawthorne, William L. Caughman III and Thomas D. Bourgeois Jr. of Kean Miller LLP in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00216