Breach of contract trial over disposal project begins

David Yates Sep. 12, 2011, 8:59am

Jury selection in a breach of contract case over a disposal project began Monday, Sept. 12 in Judge Milton Shuffield's 136th District Court.

Beaumont-based Eagle Pro Construction sued Coastal Caverns on May 1, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging Coastal refused to pay the company for work performed.

Court records show that Coastal hired Eagle to provide labor and materials for a brine disposal project. As required by the labor agreement, Eagle constructed and installed raw water intake pits and pump stations.

"Coastal has already placed the pump station into operation and has taken beneficial use of it," the suit states. "However, Coastal has failed and refused to pay the amounts owed and overdue for the work performed and materials supplied."

Eagle will attempt to convince the jury that Coastal breached its contract and owes the company actual and consequential damages.

Attorney Kelly Donaldson of the Beaumont law firm Orgain, Bell & Tucker represents Eagle.

Coastal is represented in part by attorney Brendan Cook.

Case No. D183-946

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