Glass firm sues for riot damage work 0
Police and fire crews watch as two car burn after a riot broke in Downtown Vancouver June 15, 2011. The Vancouver Canucks lose to Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final. June 15, 2011. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)
The glass firm that repaired the smashed windows of the Hudson Bay Company’s flagship store in downtown Vancouver after the 2011 Stanley Cup riot is suing the department store chain and a contractor, saying they haven’t paid up.
In a notice of civil claim filed to B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday, 24 Hour Glass Ltd. claims HBC and contractor Abtek Door Services Ltd. still owe more than $78,000 for “emergency work” completed after the riot following the Canucks Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
The firm claims it had agreed to secure HBC, remove broken glass and debris, establish a perimeter around the premises, and replace large window displays and automatic glass doors.
“Upon undertaking the performance of the emergency work, the true scope and nature of the riot damage became known to 24 Hour Glass and additional glass replacement and related services were required that were originally contemplated under the emergency subcontract,” the claim read.
Lawyer Christopher Bakker, representing 24 Hour Glass, said HBC and Abtek also owe more than $29,000 for another job completed before the riot. He declined to specify further, as did a company employee reached Thursday.
HBC has yet to respond in court or elsewhere.
An Abtek employee named Lilly in accounts receivable and payable services who only provided her first name, confirmed the company hasn’t paid.
She said 24 Hour Glass completed work “that wasn’t required and it exceeded what we asked them to do.”