Slipper sues contractor to recoup money spent for garage repairs
By Dwayne Bremer
May 30, 2014, 19:49
Full House Resorts, the parent company for the Silver Slipper Casino, has filed suit against a contractor to recoup the funds it had to spend repairing the casino’s parking garage.
The parent company of Hancock County's Silver Slipper Casino has filed a federal lawsuit against a Louisiana-based construction company, claiming the casino has had to fix faulty work done during the construction of its parking garage.
The suit, Full House Resorts, LLC, versus Boggs and Poole Contracting Group, was filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.
The case was originally filed in Hancock County Circuit Court, but later moved to federal court.
In the suit, which only presents Full House's argument, Boggs and Poole were hired to construct the casino's parking garage in May, 2006.
The garage was completed on Feb. 7, 2007, which was after the contract's scheduled completion date, the suit said.
After a few years, the suit said, deficiencies with the garage began to show.
The deficiencies included items such as joint and panel movement, and water leakage, the suit said.
"The defendants failed to deliver, install and/or properly supervise and confirm the installation of the reinforced steel," the suit said. "This steel was necessary to have proper structural support and to meet building codes."
The suit also claims that Boggs and Poole "intentionally concealed" the issue by pouring concrete over the defective work.
The suit says that the Silver Slipper has repaired all of the defective work and it believes Boggs and Poole should reimburse the casino for the repairs.
In its response to the suit Boggs and Poole denies the allegations in the lawsuit and it points to a mutual release statement issued in 2008.
No trial date has been set in the case.