NEW ORLEANS – A couple is seeking damages claiming that a deposit they put on a home and did not buy has not been returned.
William Clancy and Laura Clancy filed a suit against Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans Inc, Mizell Scott, individually and as chairperson of the board of directors of Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans Inc.; Amy Batiste, individually and as chief executive officer of Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans Inc.; Louis Schneider, individually and as director of real state for Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans Inc.; Delisha Boyd LLC; Princilla Donate, individually and as designated agent for the seller; Crescent Title LLC; and Southern Title LLC in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on June 10.
According to the claim, the plaintiffs and defendants entered into a Louisiana Residential Agreement to buy or sell a property at 2128 Harmony St. on Oct 22, 2015. The property was arranged to be sold by the defendants for $185,000 by Nov. 30, 2015. The suit states that on Oct 28, 2015, the plaintiffs delivered the deposit for the property, but that on Nov. 20, 2015, the plaintiffs were informed that the property could not be sold to them as a prior owner still had an interest in the property. The plaintiffs demanded that their deposit be returned, but have allegedly not been compensated.
The defendants are accused of breach of contract in relation to this agreement and misrepresentation.
The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages. They are represented by John J. Radziewicz of Crescent City Law in New Orleans. The case has been assigned to Division E Judge Clare Jupiter.
Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 2016-5895