Wayne couple sues BIC Construction for breach of contract

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 18, 2012

WAYNE -- A Wayne couple is suing BIC Construction for breaching its contract with them.

Charles Cox is doing business as BIC Construction.

On July 13, in reliance on the defendant's representations, Larry J. Copley and Teresa Copley entered into a contract with the defendant where the defendant agreed to make alterations to and construct an addition on the Copley residence, according to a complaint filed Dec. 13 in Wayne Circuit Court.

The Copleys claim they agreed to pay $142,537.63 for services.

During the construction process, various additions to and modifications of the contract were agreed upon by the parties and were reflected in a written modification executed on Aug. 3 resulted in a total contractual amount of $130,750, according to the suit.

The Copleys claim the defendant failed to perform the contractual work in a workmanlike manner.

The defendant's conduct rendered the Copleys' addition unusable and damaging the original portion of the home as well, according to the suit.

The Copleys claim when they confronted the defendant with the issues concerning the substandard work, the defendant left the job, refusing to correct the deficiencies in his work and refusing to complete the remainder of the work.

The defendant further failed to pay subcontractors amounts due, despite the fact that the Copleys gave the defendant money to do so, according to the suit.

The Copleys are seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by Scott D. Maddox.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James H. Young Jr.

Wayne Circuit Court case number: 11-C-267

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