Construction Company sues Independence Excavation for alleged contract breach

By Annie Hunt | Mar 29, 2016

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WASHINGTON D.C. — A construction company is suing Independence Excavation Inc. for allegations the company breached a contract, resulting in over $7 million in damages.

Turner Construction Company filed a lawsuit on Oct. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia against Independence Excavating Inc., citing breach of contract.

According to the complaint, Turner was awarded a general contract by the U.S. Government for the second phase of the construction of the Biometric Technology Center and Central Utilities Plant Expansion at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division Complex in Clarksburg West Virginia.

On Dec. 7, 2010, the plaintiff claims to have issued a subcontract under which the defendant agreed to perform and furnish all work, labor, services, materials, plant, equipment, tools, scaffolds, appliances, etc. for the project in exchange for a payment of $4,800,000. The plaintiff avers that the defendant breached the contract by failing to perform in accordance with the agreement terms specifically including, but not limited to, failing to provide professional services and failing to test the fill material prior to installing it, causing damage to the project.

The plaintiff claims to have lost at least $7,500,000 as a direct result of the defendant’s allegedly breach of contract.

Turner seeks monetary damages of no less that $7,500,00, pre and post-judgment interest, costs, legal fees, and disbursements. It is represented by Stephen M. Seeger of Reckar & Abramson PC, in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia Case number 2:16-cv-00337-NBF

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