Gloria Parker Jul. 20, 2015, 7:01am


NEW ORLEANS – A yogurt shop is being sued by its landlord for allegedly not paying nearly $40,000 in rent.

White III LLC filed suit against Skinny Berry, LLC on April 20 in the Orleans Parish District Court.

The plaintiff claims that on Dec. 3, 2012 the defendant signed a lease, and as part of the agreement the plaintiff spent “tens of thousands of dollars” building the space for Skinny Berry, LLC’s occupancy. The plaintiff contends that the defendant has repeatedly failed to pay all rents owed under the five-year lease. The plaintiff alleges that $39,529.28 is owed. The plaintiff further contends that on Aug.14, 2014 counsel for the plaintiff made a formal demand upon the defendant via certified mail. The letter was signed for on Aug.19, 2014, however, no payment has been made.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for failing to pay rent in its full amount, interest from the date of demand until paid in full, attorney’s fees for breach of contract, bad faith, violation of the open account law, and any other equitable relief to which it may be entitled to in court.

The plaintiff is represented by Jean-Paul Layrisson, Scandurro & Layrisson, LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Piper D. Griffen.

Case no. 2015-3693.

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