Kyle Barnett May 9, 2014, 4:11pm

GRETNA – A man is being sued by a rental car company for damage to the rental car in an accident.

The Hertz Corp. filed suit against Larry A. Ellis in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 11.

Hertz states that on March 27, 2012, they rented a 2011 Ford Mustang to Ellis, at which time he declined liability auto insurance. The plaintiff claims that on April 2, 2012, Ellis was driving the rental car on Interstate-10 when he lost control and ran into a guardrail. According to the complaint, the wreck caused $12,000 worth of damage to the rental car.

By declining insurance when he rented the car, Ellis agreed to pay for any damage to the car and is thus responsible to pay for damages to the car, according to Hertz.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

Damages in the amount of $12,150.47 plus attorney’s are sought by the plaintiff.

The Hertz Corporation is represented by Derrick M. Shelton of Baton Rouge-based Law Offices of Shelton, Harrison & Pinson PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

Case no. 737-402.

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