Contractor Sues For $21M Over Bio Warfare Facility Work

An electrical contractor sued a slew of construction and insurance companies in Maryland federal court Wednesday, demanding $21 million for the contractor's extra work on a biological warfare research facility and alleging the project was mismanaged and inefficient even before a fire destroyed half the building.

IES Commercial Inc. was subcontracted in 2009 to do the electrical work on the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland. But the project’s general contractor, Manhattan Torcon A Joint Venture, caused the subcontractor to...

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