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Independent Steel alleges Galveston construction company owes more than $21,000 for materials

Lawsuits

By Marian Johns | Dec 4, 2019

Money

GALVESTON — Independent Steel Erectors is suing a Galveston construction company as part of the plaintiff's efforts to collect more than $20,000 for construction equipment.

Independent Steel Erectors Inc. filed a complaint Nov. 19 in the Galveston County District Court against J Benham Construction, Inc (JBC) and Jamie Benham, alleging liability. 

According to the complaint, Independent sold JBC $46,406.75 worth of "goods, wares, merchandise or services" for a construction improvement project in Galveston that involved erecting "metal building and related materials."  Independent alleges JBC is in default on its balance of $21,706.76 that was due April 30, 2019 and has breached its credit agreement despite repeated requests for payment.

Independent seeks monetary relief of $21,706.76 plus $10,000 in attorney fees, court costs. interest at 5 percent per annum and all other just relief. It is represented by attorney Charles Wear, Jr of The Law Offices of Charles E. Wear, Jr PC in Arlington. 

Galveston County District Court case number 19-CV-2151

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