PITTSBURGH — A contractor is suing the City of Pittsburgh, a public entity, citing alleged breach of contract.
A Merante Contracting Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 4 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the City of Pittsburgh, alleging the public entity refused to satisfy its payment obligations.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 27, 2017, it contracted with defendant to perform work on its Pittsburgh Bicycle Facility project for $387,870.45.
Plaintiff completed the project, including change order work in a good and workmanlike manner and adjusted the contract to $416,270.45, the suit says. To date, the defendant allegedly owes plaintiff the sum of $85,306.72. The plaintiff holds the City of Pittsburgh responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to fully and timely pay plaintiff's services.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $35,000, costs and such other appropriate relief. It is represented by David White of Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir PC in Pittsburgh.