GRETNA – A man who claims he lost $7,000 after a purchase agreement for a local laundromat fell through is suing the business’s owners  for alleged breach of contract.

David Ducote filed suit against John Perry, John Perry “Success” and James Vu in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 29.

Ducote alleges he entered into a conditional purchase agreement on Jan. 5 for the purchase of the “Wash Happening Laundromat” located at 2325 Metairie Road in Metairie. The plaintiff asserts that he made out a $7,000 check to the defendants for the purchase of the business and that they cashed the check on Jan. 8. However, Ducote claims after the check was cashed it came to his attention that the leasing terms for the business were not approved and the contract became null and void at which point his $7,000 should have been returned.

The plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 11 he sent a letter requesting the return of his deposit as well as a second letter on Jan. 24, but has not received a response.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract and violation of state law.

Damages in the amount of $14,000, including the initial deposit as well as punitive damages, are sought by Ducote.

Ducote is represented by Julie U. Quinn of New Orleans-based Quinn Law APLC.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.

Case no. 737-902.

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