A warehouse has filed suit against the insurance company it claims owes more than $100,000.

Service Steel Warehouse filed suit May 21 in the Galveston County District Court against McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and Travelers Casualty and Surety Co.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges it supplied steel and construction materials, which would be used in the construction of the University of Texas Victory Lakes Care Center. 

McCarthy Building Companies was the general contractor on the construction project and was supposed to pay for the material, according to the complaint.

Before the construction began, McCarthy obtained a bond from defendant Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, the suit states. The bond was supposed to insure payment of all subcontractors and materialmen on the construction project.

After it supplied the materials for the project, Service Steel Warehouse was not paid, the complaint says. In turn, it made a claim against the bond issued by Travelers Casualty and Surety, it claims.

Service Steel perfected its bond claim in the amount of $131,348.29 by serving three separate second month notices of unpaid claim and a sworn statement of claim on McCarthy and FCS during the months of April, May and June, the suit states.

In addition to the money it claims it is owed, Service Steel Warehouse is seeking attorney’s fees, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

It is being represented by Travis G. Newport of Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 14-cv-562

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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