HUNTINGTON - Newtech Systems Inc. is suing Tri State Hotels LLC after it claims Tri State has failed and refused to pay more than $50,000 for goods and services.

Jai Sai LLC was also named as a defendant in the suit.

From September 2011 until January, Newtech provided goods and services to the defendants, according to a complaint filed March 18 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Newtech claims the defendants have failed and refused to pay for the goods and services.

On Dec. 14, Tri State Hotels submitted a check in the sum of $37,370.79 as partial payment, according to the suit. However, the check was returned by Newtech's bank due to Tri State Hotel's account being closed, the suit says.

Newtech claims on Jan. 7, Jai Sai submitted two checks in the amounts of $37,370.79 and $12,400 as partial payment, but those checks were also returned due to the account being closed.

The defendants have failed to pay the principal sum of $54,194.66 for all labor and materials supplied for the defendants' hotel project, according to the suit.

Newtech claims on Feb. 18 it sent a notice of mechanic's lien to Jai Sai regarding the $54,194.66 in unpaid labor and material and on Feb. 22, the notice of mechanic's lien was recorded with the Clerk of the County Commission of Kanawha County.

Newtech is seeking compensatory damages in the amount of $54,194.66 with interest and for Newtech's mechanic's lien be deemed valid against the defendants' property. It is being represented by James G. Graley of Campbell Woods PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 13-C-170

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