Contractor sues Lana Marks |

Contractor sues Lana Marks

Aspen Times Staff Report

Lana Marks, the owner of the stylish, downtown Aspen accessories boutique that bears her name, is being sued by Hansen Construction, Inc. for money owed on an August 1998 remodel of the shop’s 211 South Galena St. location.

In a civil lawsuit filed in Pitkin County District Court Friday, Hansen Construction claims that it performed services for Marks in accordance with an agreement struck by the two parties. However, Marks breached that agreement by failing to pay for services rendered in a timely manner, the suit claims.

According to the lawsuit, the outstanding balance owed Hansen Construction is $98,478.56, plus 1.5 percent in interest for each month payment has gone unpaid, or 18 percent annually. Hansen Construction is also seeking compensation for attorneys’ fees and costs, and further relief as the court sees fit, according to the lawsuit.

The owner of the international Lana Marks chain, Lana J. Marks, resides in Palm Beach, Fla. and could not be reached for comment Monday. Ted Gardenswartz, the Aspen attorney representing Hansen Construction, could not be reached for comment either.

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