EDWARDSVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation claims Thiems Construction Co. and its insurer for allegedly failing to pay for work performed pursuant to a subcontract agreement.

The State of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Thomas Industrial Coatings (TIC) filed a complaint on Sept. 19 in Madison County Circuit Court against Thiems Construction and Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, alleging that Thiems violated the Illinois Prompt Payment Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 9, 2014, they entered into a subcontract agreement with Thiems for the total sum of $343,791. Despite satisfactory completion of the work, they allege no amount due has been collected.

The plaintiffs allege that despite Thiems' receipt of payment from IDOT, it has allegedly failed and refused to pay plaintiff TIC.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, jointly and severally, in the amount of $343,791, plus interest and penalties, attorney's fees and costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Brian E. McGovern of McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer LC in Town and Country, Missouri.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1323

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