A construction company claims it was not paid more than $250,000 for work it performed and materials it supplied to a Beaumont company.

MK Constructors filed a lawsuit Aug. 27 in Jefferson County District Court against Signature Industrial Services.

In its complaint, MK Constructors claims Signature, a prime contractor, hired it to provide labor and materials for the International Paper project in Orange.  Upon completion of the work, MK Constructors sent an invoice to Signature, according to the complaint. Since then, however, Signature has failed to pay MK Constructors for work it performed, the suit states.

"The principal amount currently due and owing by Signature to MKC for the labor and materials provided to Signature and incorporated into the project is $273,079," the complaint says.

MK Constructors alleges breach of contract against Signature and says the company violated a trust fund if it has been paid for the construction.

In its complaint, MK Constructors seeks actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Craig H. Clendenin of Cokinos Bosen & Young in Houston will be representing it.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B196-055

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson 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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