Supplier, construction company in litigation over debt

Kelly Holleran Nov. 20, 2011, 10:31am

A Jefferson County business has filed suit against the companies it claims failed to pay for items they purchased.

Hartmann Building Specialties claims defendant B&B Construction purchased items from it to perform work at defendant Speedy Stop Food Services on property owned by defendant Retail Property Partners.

According to the complaint filed Nov. 14 in Jefferson County District Court, B&B failed to pay for the $52,269.45 worth of materials.

In turn, Hartmann filed a lien against the owner of the Speedy Stop property and gave it notice of the debt, the suit states. However, it has still not received compensation, the complaint says.

In its complaint, Hartmann alleges breach of contract, unjust enrichment and breach of the Texas Prompt Payment Act against the defendants.

In addition to the money it says it is owed, Hartmann is seeking pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just. In addition, it seeks foreclosure on its lien.

Dana Timaeus of Timaeus and Rose in Beaumont will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A191-332

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