Suit over work on BISD elementary school dismissed

David Yates Apr. 29, 2013, 3:57pm

A suit alleging a Texas steel fabricating company was not paid more for work performed on a Beaumont elementary school has been dismissed for want of prosecution. 

According to a lawsuit filed in Jefferson County District Court April 19, 2011, Steel Masters claimed it worked as a subcontractor for Allco on the construction of Amelia Elementary School.

Steel Masters claimed it should have been paid $32,721 for the Amelia Elementary work.

The suit alleged former defendant Allco, the general contractor on the project, failed to pay Steel Masters for the work it performed despite receiving payment from the Beaumont Independent School District, the suit state.

Court records show that on April 9 Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, dismissed the case for want of prosecution, stating the parties were given notice of the court’s intent but failed to reply.

Steel Masters was suing for the money it says it is owed, alleging breach of contract against Allco, misapplication of trust funds against Allco’s owner, T.W. Harrison, and failure to pay a government bond claim against Travelers.

Attorney W. Gene Human Jr. of Houston represented Steel Masters.

Case No. E189-804

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