PHA Lighting Design, others allegedly failed to calculate illumination levels for project

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 7, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A company in Canada and a company in California allege an individual and companies located in Georgia failed to timely perform work in compliance with the requirements of two agreements.

HOK Inc. and Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Paul A. Helms, PHA Lighting Design Inc. and Paul Helms Design Consultants alleging breach of contract and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in April 2004, Hellmuth entered into a contract with PHA for lighting design services for a project and in 2008, HOK entered into an agreement with PHA for lighting design services for the same project.

The plaintiffs allege they later were informed that the lighting was deficient.

The plaintiffs holds PHA Lighting Design Inc., et al. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to prepare calculations for illumination levels where necessary; failed to coordinate lighting design with architectural, interior, landscape and electrical design; and failed to timely perform work in compliance with their agreements.

The plaintiffs seek breach of contract damages according to proof, costs, expenses, attorney's fees and all other relief that is just and proper. They are represented by Richard F. Huck III of HOK Inc. in St. Louis and Bennett J. Lee and Garrett E. Dillon of Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino LLP in San Francisco, California.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822cc11895

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