Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams has filed a statement of defence against the contractor who was doing work on his new home in Outer Cove.

Fort Management first filed a claim against Williams in March for over $1 million, stating there were outstanding invoices for work completed.

In documents filed by Williams last week, he states there was no discussion between him and the company that would have authorized the extra work being done on the house.

The documents state it will cost about $1.5 million to repair alleged poor quality of work completed by Fort Management.