Justice Businesses Being Sued

CHARLESTON– Gov.-elect Jim Justice’s businesses are being sued by a flood restoration company for unpaid bills, after cleanup crews restored parts of the Greenbrier after flooding hit parts of West Virginia in June.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports attorneys for BMS CAT, a company based in Fort Worth, Texas, filed the complaint in federal court. The lawsuit alleges Justice’s companies have withheld $771,268s owed to the restoration company.

BMS says Justice’s companies have paid $113,126 – about 12 percent of what was originally owed.

The CEO of the resort’s insurance company has said the costs would be covered under the Greenbrier’s insurance plan and BMS CAT would be paid in the near future. Elmer Coppoolse, the Greenbrier’s chief operating officer, said Friday the insurance company has still not provided that money.

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