Court postponed contractor’s $34 mln lawsuit in major bridge project
MOSCOW, December 22 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. A court postponed until February 16 its hearing of a $33.8 million lawsuit filed by Dalmostostroy, the Far Eastern major bridge-building company, against the SOGAZ insurance company, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI /rapsinews.com) reported from the court on Thursday.
The court adjourned the case as it involved the TMK bridge construction company, a prime contractor, to participate as the third party in the case. TMK appealed to the court to participate in the case as its interest may be affected during proceedings.
The defendant’s representative failed to attend the hearing on Wednesday.
The dispute resulted from the construction of the world’s largest cable-stayed bridge across Zolotoy Rog Bay from Vladivostok to Russky Island for the APEC summit.
Dalmostostroy and TMK entered into a contract on August 15, 2008, under which Dalmostostroy committed to construct a bridge across Zolotoy Rog Bay in Vladivostok.
Dalmostostroy said that TMK did not pay for the works accomplished from 2008 to 2010 and on January and February 2011 in full. Therefore it filed a lawsuit with the court.
The claims to the insurer are based on the insurance policy between the codefendants under which SOGAZ shall share liability, the plaintiff said.