Court rules $12.5 million Navy Wharf employment dispute must go to trial

By Morgan Conley (May 11, 2022, 5:17 p.m. EDT) – A federal court in Georgia has ruled that jury input was needed to decide whether a subcontractor for a Navy wharf rehabilitation project American is entitled to collect $12.5 million after on-site lead paint increased the scope and price of the work.

Denying the competing motions for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said on Tuesday that numerous factual disputes remained in the lawsuit alleging unpaid debts from a U.S. Navy wharf rehabilitation project. TSI Tri-State Painting LLC, which sued, was hired for the job by prime contractor Sauer Inc. But, after Sauer allegedly refused to compensate the subcontractor for additional costs…

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