Jefferson Parish political subdivision sues local business over development loan

Kyle Barnett Feb. 22, 2012, 9:00am

GRETNA – A local business and its owner are being sued by the economic development arm of Jefferson Parish for not repaying a loan.

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development and Port District filed suit on Feb. 16 in the 24th Judicial District Civil Court against Fabrixx, Inc. and Gina Cefalu Dimak.

The plaintiff claims Dimak signed a promissory note in January 2009 in the amount of $80,000 and promised to pay it back in 18 consecutive monthly installments. The plaintiffs claim they accelerated the payment schedule after a two-year period in January 2012 and are currently asking for the return of the remainder of the loan plus interest.

Damages are sought in the amount of the outstanding loan at $53,265.28 plus accrued interest of $542.90 and 20 percent of all sums due in attorney's fees.

Jefferson Parish is being represented by Mark C. Landry of Metairie-based Newman, Mathis, Brady and Spedale.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.

Case number 711474

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