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Centerplan Sued by Dunkin’ Donuts Park Contractor

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Centerplan, the former developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, has been sued by a contractor on the project, with the suit claiming that labor was not compensated.

The Danbury-based Green Comfort Solutions is challenging Centerplan in court with the contention that it is an approximate $103,000 for work that it completed at the ballpark. Before Centerplan was removed from the job, Green Comfort Solutions completed a series of projects at the future home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Class AA; Eastern League), including insulation and painting.

In addition, the lawsuit seeks interest and additional costs. More from The Hartford Courant:

The suit, which also seeks costs and attorneys fees, alleges that Centerplan breached its contract and engaged in unfair trade practices with the company.

The suit, filed earlier this month, also names Arch Insurance, which is guaranteeing completion of the $71 million, publicly financed, minor league baseball stadium that is scheduled to open April 13, 2017.

Green Comfort Solutions is the second company to claim that Centerplan has not paid for work performed in the ballpark.

Prior to this case, Centerplan was taken to court by Greenwood Industries, which claimed that it was not fully compensated for roof work at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. That suit was filed in September.

Meanwhile, officials are hoping that Dunkin’ Donuts Park will be completed by April 13, 2017, the Yard Goats’ scheduled home opener. A recent progress report indicated that construction at the ballpark has gone smoothly since October, when Whiting-Turner Contracting was brought in to finish the project.

Centerplan and fellow developer DoNo Hartford had its contract terminated by the city in June. The developer eventually filed suit against the city, claiming wrongful termination, and that dispute is now in mediation.

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