GALVESTON — A Harris County business is suing over alleged lack of payment for steel it supplied to a construction project.

Service Steel Warehouse Co. LP filed the suit on Sept. 28 in Galveston County Court against Moss and Associates LLC, and Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America. 

According to the suit, Moss and Associates served as the general contractor for the construction of a residence hall at Texas A&M University Galveston. The plaintiff supplied steel and construction materials to a subcontractor of the defendant's for which no payment allegedly was received.

Prior to construction, the plaintiff says, the defendant obtained a payment bond from Travelers Casualty. When the plaintiff did not receive payment for all of the materials it supplied to the project, it made a claim against Travelers for $105,737. The plaintiff did the same for the same amount to Moss and Associates.

In accordance with the Texas Prompt Pay Act, the plaintiff says it is entitled to recover 18 percent interest from the defendants. The plaintiff also seeks actual damages in the amount owed it, attorneys' fees and court costs.

Representing the plaintiff are Travis G. Newport, Scott M. Hunter and Morgan K. Swan of Houston, Texas.

Galveston County Court Case number 15-CV-1035

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