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Front Street Shipyard lawsuit seeks damages for unpaid work

By Ben Holbrook | Jun 28, 2016
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Bangor — Front Street Shipyard is suing a Rhode Island company for failing to pay for work the shipyard completed on a racing yacht.

The five-page lawsuit, which was filed in United States District Court June 17, alleges that in 2014, W-US-1 LLC, which is based in Newport, R. I., contracted with Front Street Shipyard to design, supply and make repairs or improvements to Wild Horses, a 76-foot “W” class racing yacht. Front Street Shipyard completed the agreed-upon work, the lawsuit states, but W-US-1 refused, and continues to refuse, to pay for those services.

W-US-1 owed the shipyard $54,084.36 as of November 2015, plus interest that continues to accrue, according to court documents.

Among the charges leveled against W-US-1, the shipyard accuses the company of violating a maritime contract, enriching itself at the expense of the shipyard and of not acting in good faith or dealing fairly with the shipyard by refusing to pay for the work that was performed.

The shipyard is seeking the full amount of its damages with interest, costs and attorney's fees. The company is represented by Camden attorney William H. Welte of Welte & Welte P.A.

An attorney for W-US-1 is not listed in court documents.



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