David Yates Oct. 30, 2013, 4:16pm

Several suits filed against companies that plaintiffs claim failed to pay for items purchased have been consolidated.

According to the complaint filed Nov. 14, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, 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.

B&B failed to pay for the $52,269.45 worth of materials.

Since the first suit was filed, two more companies seeking payment have filed suit against the defendants, Mustang Retail Services (D192-308) and Knife River Corp. (E193-226), court papers say.

Court records show that on Dec. 11 an order of consolidation was entered, rolling the cases into one action.

All the plaintiffs allege breach of contract, unjust enrichment and breach of the Texas Prompt Payment Act against the defendants.

Dana Timaeus of Timaeus & Rose LLP in Beaumont represents Hartman.

The consolidated case is assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A191-332

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