(John Disney/Daily Report)
A court has delivered a six-figure award to a contractor in a payment dispute with Fernich Inc.
The company doing business as the Paint Spot claimed it delivered $135,000 worth of paint but was not paid for the last $32,000 for golf course improvements at the Trump National Doral Miami resort operated by Trump Endeavor 12 LLC in 2013.
Trump’s defense counsel acknowledged that the paint was used but argued the Paint Spot failed to perfect its lien and in any event paid enough for the paint. The court found in favor of the plaintiff and awarded $34,864 for the lien plus $283,950 in attorney fees for a $318,814 total award.
Case: Fernich v. Trump Endeavor 12 LLC
Case no.: 15-13350 CA 25
Plaintiffs attorney: Daniel R. Vega, Taylor Espino Vega & Touron, Coral Gables
Defense attorneys: Herman J. Russomanno III, Russomanno & Borrello, Miami; Bradley R. Weiss, Benson Mucci & Weiss, Coral Springs