Lemoine Company Suing Central School Board

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Last week, the Central Community School Board awarded the construction contract for the new intermediate and middle schools to MAPP Construction.  At the end of that meeting, a representative from Lemoine Company, another bidder on the project, stated that Lemoine Company would sue over the matter due to what they consider to be an issue with the paperwork from MAPP.  Papers have now been filed by Lemoine Company to sue the Central Community School Board over the awarding of the construction contract.  You can read the full papers HERE.


  1. kaj

    July 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    pg 14–
    The ‘figure’ amount is scratched out and then written to the right of the ‘scratch out’.
    The correction matches the ‘written’ amount and the ‘written’ amount has not been changed.

    pg 24–
    “4.1.3 Where so indicated by the makeup of the Bid Form, sums shall be expressed in both words and figures, and in case of discrepancy between the two, the written words shall govern.”

    Which seems to be the problem here.

    pg 30–
    Lemoine Company seems to have a ‘scratch out’ on the Addenda 1 figure amount but no initials.
    May seem ‘pickie’ but no more so than Lemoine’s claim in their suit about MAPP’s ‘scratch out’ not being initialed.

    So who is the lowest responsible bidder? Well by my calculations it would be MAPP by $57,000.00

    lemoine 33,505,000
    mapp 33,448,000

    Was there any real laws broken?? I don’t think so. The ‘written’ amount and the ‘figure’ amount didn’t match so they corrected the ‘figure’ amount only. The actual amount was not changed.

    This court finds for CCSS… get your buildings built… you need them.

    Man, I love this legal stuff… OH!! btw….
    3 hours at $1,000.00 an hour plus expenses comes to…. $7,500.00… bill is in the mail.

    OH yeah… I could care less who gets the contract… I just want the buildings built so we can get our children into them and out of these buildings that are falling down. And all this law suit does is slow down our progress plus cost us extra dollars.

  2. JH

    July 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I could careless if this when this project is finished my kids are in private school. All I know is that my property taxes went up ~ $2200.00 because the cart was put before the horse. I have lived in Central all of my life and I for one am not happy with the direction the city is headed. There are the have’s and have not’s, certain people have to follow certain rule that other do not and this is largely based on which crowd you “hang out” with.

  3. Nathan

    July 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    This is one of the few reasons why I hate living in louisiana. We are one of the only states that still practices this napoleonic law. Every law is open to argument and interpretation by some impartial group of pears or judge. This is absolutely ridiculous that my property millage has to be dumped into a high priced attorney to defend this garbage. Interesting strategy by placing a restraining order against the school system from preventing them to award the contract to anyone else besides lemonine.

    This instrument looks suspect from the word go. One might think when there is this much money at stake they could afford a type writer or some other form of lithographic print.

    I guess this would be a good explanation why there is and attorney on every corner of down town baton rouge. Maybe we should hire the guys that defended CH2. They did such a good job getting themselves out of there contractual obligations. Make sense to me!!!!!

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