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Realtor sued after allegedly breaching sale contract on own property

By Louisiana Record reports | Jun 9, 2014

Breach of contract

GRETNA – A local realtor is being sued for alleged breach of contract for pulling out of an agreed sale of a piece of property she owned.

Jason Travis Shackelford and Dwell NOLA LLC filed suit against Discount Realty LLC, Windfeel Properties and Kimberly  Wright Burbank in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 16.

Shackelford asserts that he made an offer to Burbank on May 1 for a property located at 1725 Foucher St. in New Orleans for which she was also serving as the listing agent. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant made a counter offer and a contract was executed for the property on May 5. Shackelford claims that after the contract was executed both parties continued to discuss modifications when Burbank allegedly rejected the contract in which she termed an offer, and accepted a more profitable contract form a third party.

The plaintiff asserts that Burbank's decision was partially based on inaccurate legal advice provided by the property’s broker, Windfeel Properties.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for liquidated damages in the amount of ten percent of the sales price, commissions and attorney’s fees.

Shackelford is represented by Christina T. Huguet of Covington-based Richard, Higdon, Huguet & Campani LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robert A. Pitre Jr.

Case no. 738-545.

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