OMAHA, Neb. — A $1.25 million lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha over the construction of the Omaha National Cemetery.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Seedorff Masonry Inc. of Strawberry Point, Iowa, has sued a Chicago construction company and the project’s insurer over unpaid bills.

The lawsuit says Archer Western Construction entered into a contract in 2014 with the Department of Veterans Affairs to furnish materials and perform the labor for the cemetery. An attorney for Seedorff, a subcontractor on the project, says Seedorff provided nearly $3.2 million in labor and materials, but Archer has paid the company only $1.9 million.

In the lawsuit filed Monday, Seedorff alleges Archer and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America owe Seedorff $1.25 million, plus interest.

The cemetery opened in 2016.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com