More Woes for Grande Bay: Construction Lien, Joining of Lawsuits

Bay Isle Associates faced more trouble last week with the filing of a construction lien and the joining of a lawsuit filed by condo owners at the luxury condominium resort Grande Bay with a suit filed by four owners of a neighboring property.

Twenty-two condo owners who filed a suit in December against Bay Isle alleging environmental contamination and structural issues at the development submitted an additional filing last month requesting they not be forced to close on their units until the resolution of the lawsuit filed by four owners of the Cruz Bay cottage Paradise Found — Alexander Jadan, Natalie Jadan, Anastasia Trey and Liza Trey — asking for the removal of the top two stories of Grande Bay Resort and damages to be determined at a trial before a V.I. Superior Court judge.

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“Part of the relief sought in that motion is the removal of the top two stories of buildings A, B, C and D,” according to the filing. “If plaintiffs are required to close on units that may be affected by the abatement relief sought, they would be compelled to effectively subject themselves to the certainty that they would be joined as defendants in another pending lawsuit. It is respectfully submitted that Bay Isle should not be allowed to compel the plaintiffs to take title to units only to become an involuntary defendant in another case involving Bay Isle.”

Bay Isle is also facing a $140,521.89 construction lien filed January 7 by MSI Building Supplies on St. Thomas. The money became due on December 13, according to the construction lien notice. Liens can cause difficulty at closings.
Kelly Frye of Bay Isle Associates did not return calls seeking comment last week.