Metairie doctor sued by landlord for $23K over lease

By Kyle Barnett | Aug 7, 2013

Adam C. McNeil

GRETNA – A local doctor has been sued be her former landlord for allegedly breaking the lease of her private practice.

Lakeside POB 1 LLC filed suit against Cathy Swain-Jones M.D. and Cathy Swain-Jones in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 4.

Lakeside POB 1 claims it rented office space at 4720 South I-10 Service Road in Metairie for Swain-Jones’ medical practice based upon a 10-year agreement from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2018. The plaintiff alleges that the rental agreement for the 2,027 square foot space called for $3,422.11 per month with an increase to $3,524.77 in June 2013. On May 23, Lakeside POB 1 issued a written notice for Swain-Jones to vacate the premises for failure to pay timely rent and notifying the tenant she was in breach of the contract, thus entitling them to the future payments for the contract, by abandoning the property.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

Damages in the amount of $23,136.97 plus 4 percent interest and attorney’s fees is sought by the plaintiff.

Lakeside POB 1 is represented by Adam C. McNeil of New Orleans-based McGlinchey Stafford PLLC.

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

Case no. 727-619.

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