TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Butler County settles lawsuits in prison construction

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 7:08 p.m.
 

Butler County commissioners have settled the final lawsuits related to construction of the Butler County Prison.

Commissioners on Wednesday agreed to pay Enders Plumbing and Heating $130,000, and Clista Electric of Pittsburgh $230,000. Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America, which bonded the project, also will pay each contractor $15,000, according to Thomas King, who represented the county as special counsel in the lawsuits.

Both contractors sued after the first general contractor, A.G. Cullen Construction in Pittsburgh, walked off the job in 2007. The firm was replaced by Rycon Construction of Pittsburgh months later, and Enders and Clista returned to work. Both sued, seeking damages for the time they were off the job. Enders sought $900,000 in damages, and Clista $1.2 million.

Cullen also sued the county, and Travelers sued Cullen, but those cases were settled in 2010. The $44 million, 564-bed jail opened in 2009.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Man charged with playing doctor for free Nemacolin stay
  2. Nor’easter causing flight delays at Pittsburgh International
  3. Steelers cornerback Taylor ready to swap earpiece for helmet
  4. Lawyers agree to dismiss Penn Hills High School student lawsuit
  5. Cancer didn’t stop mother from living for her son
  6. Steelers’ lookahead: New Orleans Saints
  7. Ehrhoff finding his way with Penguins
  8. DUI checkpoints take on dangerous drivers
  9. Review: ‘Newsies’ a great addition to musical standards
  10. Penguins notebook: Bennett status remains fluid
  11. U.S. Steel Tower tenants stand to benefit from company’s relocation
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.