New York is home to many businesses, which can also mean the Empire State sees many business-related lawsuits in its courts. Not every business plan goes as the participants intend, and litigation may follow. In some cases, private enterprises may file a lawsuit against government ones. Such litigation plays out in Chautauqua County as the contracting company is suing the city of Jamestown.
The contractor lawsuit against Jamestown centers on a breach of contract claim regarding the renovation of Tracy Plaza. The contractor makes several claims in the lawsuit, all of which alleged that the city breached its contract by delaying the project. The contractor claims significant monetary damages due to the delay. The amount sought in the State Supreme Court is more than $300,000.
Jamestown officials have not issued a comment on the lawsuit. City personnel intends to review the suit before making any statements. However, city officials have publicly made allegations about problems with the contractor. Specifically, the city claims the contractor did not secure a deck properly. When a heavy rain came, the Jamestown Police Department’s offices suffered significant flood damage. A similar complaint alleges flooding problems at the Jamestown Fire Department are also the contracting company’s fault.
As a result, the city’s insurance company filed a suit against the contractor for $2 million. The case has yet to reach a conclusion or settlement. The contracting company suggests the order to remove a temporary roof and the issuance of a stop-work order led to the water damage.
How business litigation will resolve the dispute between the two parties is open to speculation. The matter could end via settlements or a court’s decision. The lawsuit between the contractor and the insurance company could potentially drag on via the appeals process.