Bel Air Firm Takes Its $17,000 Mra Bill To Court

Morris & Ritchie Takes Mra To Court

July 14, 1991|By Staff report

A Bel Air engineering company is asking in Harford Circuit Court that Maryland Reclamation Associates Inc. of Churchville pay nearly $17,000 in unpaid bills for work at MRA's proposed asbestos and rubble fill near Webster.

The engineering firm, Morris & Ritchie AssociatesInc., filed suit July 2 seeking payment of $16,852 for engineering and surveying work the firm says it did at the site for MRA's proposeddump.

In addition to Maryland Reclamation, Morris & Ritchie names LarryStancill of Joppa in the judgment.

Stancill, who owns Harford Sands Inc., a sand and gravel operation, agreed to guarantee payment of Maryland Reclamation's bill from the engineers, court documents say.

The engineering firm also wants Maryland Reclamation and Stancill to pay $1,300 in interest, $2,500 in legal fees, and court costs, according to the judgment.

Maryland Reclamation and Stancill have notyet filed responses to Morris & Ritchie's suit.

The engineering firm contends that Maryland Reclamation fell behind its payments for the work as required in a contract signed by the two companies, according to the documents.

Maryland Reclamation, whose president is Richard D. Schafer of Churchville, issued a $17,158 check to Morris & Ritchie on May 6, but the company issued a stop-payment order on the check, court papers say.

Morris & Ritchie sent Maryland Reclamation and Stancill a letter requesting payment June 25, but the company didnot respond, documents say.

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