NEW ORLEANS – The State of Louisiana is seeking damages for an alleged breach of contract involving post-Katrina recovery funds.

The State of Louisiana, Division of Administration Office of Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit filed a lawsuit on Nov. 20 against John H. McKinsey and Velva McKinsey in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking sums due for the balance of $102,432.16 plus interest. The suit states that the defendants failed to use the money for the purpose designated by the plaintiff, which was to make post-Hurricane Katrina improvements, and provide proof of compliance to the plaintiff.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney John C. Walsh of Shows, Cali & Walsh LLP in Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates IV.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 2017-11162

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