Harnett firm sues for $6 million for military work
July 7, 2011 at 2:07 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Harnett County business says it is owed $6 million for construction at Fort Bragg and has sued a contractor over the debt.
The Fayetteville Observer reported that Temple Grading and Construction Co. Inc. of Bunnlevel is suing McCarty Corp., a Texas business with an office in Fayetteville.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday says McCarty was the main contractor building the 4th Brigade Combat Team Complex on Fort Bragg. Temple was a subcontractor beginning in 2007.
The suit says work-order changes by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expanded the scope of the contract by $6 million, but the additional fees were never paid.
The lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal disputes over payments to subcontractors at Fort Bragg.
Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com