GRETNA – A tow truck service is being sued by a former employee who claims he is owed thousands of dollars in wages following his termination.

Jude C. Barlotta filed suit against Mardi Gras Wrecker Service Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 2.

Barlotta claims he was employed by Mardi Gras Wrecker Service Inc. beginning on April 20, 2012 from whom he received a fixed salary as well as commissions. The plaintiff alleges he was terminated from employment with the defendant on March 15 and at that point requested payment in full of all wages allegedly due in the amount of $22,998. Barlotta asserts that Mardi Gras Wrecker Service Inc. has failed to pay him.

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

Damages in the amount of $22,998 plus court costs and attorney’s fees are sought by the plaintiff.

Barlotta is represented by attorney G. Patrick Hand of Gretna.

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge John J. Molaison Jr.

Case no. 726-557.

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