Gas station owner sues man for defamation over alleged comments concerning forgery of signature

By Louisiana Record reports | Nov 4, 2014

GRETNA – A man who owns a chain of local gas stations as well as a gasoline and diesel distributorship is suing a man he claims defamed him by telling people he forged a signature on a fuel contract.

Imad Hamdan filed suit against Ibrahim Hamayel in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 2.

Hamdan, the proprietor of the Brother’s Food Marts across the region, asserts that Hamayel began making false and malicious statements against him to third parties meant to damage his business reputation. The plaintiff claims the defendant forged someone’s signature on a fuel contract.

The defendant is accused of defamation and damaging the plaintiff’s character and business reputation.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for irreparable injury and loss and damage to character.

Hamdan is represented by attorney Joseph V. Dirosa Jr. of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Michael P. Mentz.

Case no. 741-905.

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