SHREVEPORT – A supplier of cranes and other equipment alleges a Homer company has failed to pay for the lease of a crane.
Crane Services Inc. filed a complaint on March 8 in the U.S. District
Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division against
Carter Metal Recycling Group LLC, Heath Carter, Barry Carter and
Landmark American Insurance Co.
alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff and Carter Metal Recycling Group entered into an agreement for
the lease of a crawler crane in April 2016. The plaintiff alleges that
while plaintiff's crane was in defendant's possession, it was damaged
and has cost $82,480.53 to repair. The plaintiff also claims since the
inception of the agreement, it has not received monthly payments
totaling $289,603.22. To date, the balance amount of $342,083.75 remains
due and owing, the suit states.
The plaintiff requests a trial
by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for $342,083.75, plus interest, attorneys’ fees, costs of suit,
and for such other and further relief as the court deems just and
reasonable. It is represented by M. Shane Craighead and Lara A. Lane of
Davenport, Files & Kelly LLC in Monroe.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division Case number 5:17-cv-00362