HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Hancock County contractor filed a $5 million lawsuit against the City of Bay St. Louis, claiming his business suffered losses due to a personal vendetta between himself and a former councilman.
Keith Marquar, the owner of L&L Construction, filed a complaint on Friday, April 27, naming former Councilman Lonnie Falgout, Mayor Mike Favre, and the city as defendants in the case.
In the lawsuit, Marquar alleges that during Falgout's time as a Bay St. Louis councilman, he used his position to block the contractor's building projects on numerous occasions. Falgout left office in July 2017.
Falgout issued this response:
Falgout reportedly told the contractor's clients that L&L Construction had complaints against them, implying that he had insider knowledge of those complaints due to his position as councilman. The lawsuit claims Falgout also sent emails and posted on Facebook with the same claims. However, Marquar says no complaints had been made against the construction company.
Read the entire lawsuit filed by Marquar below: