JF Electric sues over $120K debt

Andrea Dearden Dec. 8, 2011, 1:00am


An Edwardsville electrical company accuses a Missouri trucking company of failing to pay a nearly $120,000 debt.

J.F. Electric Inc. filed a lawsuit Nov. 28 in Madison County Circuit Court against 7 Day Drilling Service LLC.

According to the complaint, J.F. Electric hired 7 Day Drilling Service as a subcontractor to haul construction materials to a Westar Energy work site in Kansas. J.F. Electric says representatives from 7 Day signed a contract stating the trucking company would pay all of its subcontractors, avoiding liens or financial claims that could interfere with the project.

The subcontractor agreement also allowed J.F. Electric to pay debts on behalf of 7 Day Drilling to discharge any liens or claims made against the company. If payments were made on behalf of 7 Day Drilling, J.F. Electric was to be reimbursed the full amount along with 1.5% interest, according to the complaint.

J.F. Electric says it was forced to pay nearly $170,000 owed to subcontractors and suppliers by 7 Day Drilling. J.F. Electric alleges the trucking company is responsible for reimbursing nearly $120,000 -- the total amount paid in debts minus what J.F. Electric agreed to pay 7 Day Drilling for its services.

J.F. Electric is asking to be paid what it is owed along with interest and court costs as defined in the subcontractor agreement.

Attorney Jill R. Rembusch of St. Louis is representing J.F. Electric.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No.11-L-1267

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