Hearing challenging Laundromat's suit against Entergy reset to December

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 14, 2010, 2:00pm

A hearing for a motion of exception for prescription in a Laundromat's suit against Entergy has been reset to Dec. 3 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Helen Chin owns the Cleanerama Laundromat and she is suing Entergy for allegedly damaging her business' electrical equipment when repairmen blew out a transformer in early December 2008.

Defense counsel claims that the plaintiff's claims have prescribed and the lawsuit should be dismissed.

New Orleans attorney Marc Frishhertz filed the original petition for damages in March 2010. The suit claims that Chin filed a claim through Superior Claim Services Inc. and that Entergy acknowledged the damage, but she has not heard from them since.

New Orleans attorneys Marcus Brown and Alan Katz are representing Entergy. Their preemptive motion of prescription claims that, under Article 3492 of the Louisiana Civil Code, this suit is subject to "prescription of one year, which commenced to run on December 6, 2008."

Orleans Parish Judge Herbert Cade is overseeing this case.

Orleans Parish Case 2010-2348

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