Kyle Barnett Jul. 29, 2014, 7:19am


GRETNA – A businessman who alleges he bought a nail salon that was immediately shut down by its landlord is suing due to multiple defects he claims were in place at the business when he purchased it.

Khanh Nguyen and K&J LLC filed suit against Mylinh Thi Phi and La Vie Salon LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 26.

Nguyen and K&J assert that on May 27 they entered into an agreement to purchase La Vie Salon from Thi Phi that included all furniture, equipment and inventory for the business for $53,000. The plaintiff claims that after the purchase she found the business had so many vices and defects that she would not have purchased the business had she known about them beforehand. Nguyen and K&J contend that due to the problems with the building she should be able to rescind the sale.

The plaintiff alleges that because of the defects with the business four hours after opening when Nguyen took possession of it the landlord demanded it be shut down. Nguyen claims that the nail salon was then rendered useless.

The defendant is accused of violating state law and breach of contract.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for return of the sale price, aggravation, inconvenience, loss of business income and attorney’s fees.

Nguyen and K&J is represented by attorney Connie P. Trieu of Gretna.

The case has been assigned to Division K Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach.

Case no. 739-815.

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