New construction projects begin just about every day in the Miami area and they involve many different companies. Although there can be disagreements in almost any business venture, most of the time these can be resolved without going to court. However, when a dispute can’t be resolved between the companies involved then it may require the help of a judge.
A subcontractor is suing another construction company over a disagreement in connection to an interstate high rise they were both working on. According to the suit, the subcontractor agreed to make some modifications to the project, which included drilling holes for guardrail blocks. The agreed upon price was reportedly to be at least $94,920. According to the suit, the subcontractor was completing its work in a satisfactory manner, but was told to stop because the other company could not keep up.
Reportedly, when the project resumed the general construction company informed the subcontractor that they could complete the project themselves and do it for less money. However, when the subcontractor submitted its bill to the other company it was told that unless it returned to finish the job then it would be in default of their subcontract. The subcontractor claims that it completed its work, but still was not paid in full.
If you are involved in some kind of construction litigation then you might want to seek the help of an experienced business litigation attorney. There are many different aspects to consider in these kinds of cases and having a knowledgeable attorney in your corner is usually a good idea.
Source: The Louisiana Record, “Construction company sued over I-10 construction delays,” Elizabeth Fitzsousa, Feb. 17, 2014