Parties Ask for Stay in Mississippi Pier Lawsuit

September 18, 2012

The parties involved in a multimillion dollar lawsuit over the pier in Waveland, Miss., have asked a judge to temporarily stop proceedings until state officials can review new briefs filed in the case.

The Sea Coast Echo reports that officials with Digital Engineering and CDM Smith Inc. want to give the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency time to look at its documents that contend the pier is built to requirements and therefore eligible for FEMA funding.

In April, the City of Waveland sued the contractors for their work on the $3.7 million Garfield Ladner Memorial Pier. Waveland claims the pier is not elevated to required levels, making the city ineligible for reimbursement by FEMA.

During Hurricane Isaac, the pier was heavily damaged.

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