Kyle Barnett Sep. 4, 2014, 5:54pm


NEW ORLEANS – A lumber wholesaler is suing a local man  it claims owes thousands of dollars worth of lumber.

Mason Forest Products Inc. filed suit against Edgar Samuels in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 14.

Mason Forest Products Inc. claims it purchased lumber from Far East American Inc. which was shipped to the E.C. Colley warehouse in New Orleans. The plaintiff alleges it then sold the lumber to Samuels who picked it up from the warehouse in four separate loads over a two day period in October 2013. However, Mason Forest Products Inc. contends Samuels has refused to pay for the lumber and still owes $9,020.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

Damages in the amount of $9,020 are sought by the plaintiff.

The plaintiff is represented by Thomas J. Lutkewitte of New Orleans-based Favret, Demrest, Russo & Lutkewitte of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Div. N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Case no. 2014-06833.

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