NEW ORLEANS – A woman who claims she lent money to facilitate the creation of the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame is suing the Hall for allegedly not paying her back what she claims was a loan.

Angela O'Byrne filed suit against The New Orleans Music Hall of Fame in the Orleans Parish First Civil District Court on June 18.

The plaintiff claims the New Orleans Hall of Fame purchased the property in question for the sum of $800,000 on Dec.11, 2007 and still owns the property. In order to close a gap in financing so that the deal could go through, O'Byrne claims to have paid a portion of the purchase price. O'Byrne states that the payment was neither a gift nor a donation and NOMHF has a duty to repay the amount she paid. The plaintiff further asserts that NOMHF has been enriched to the extent that it used her money to purchase the property while she has been impoverished by not being repaid.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in the amount of the purchase price she paid on behalf of NOMHF which has not been repaid to her, plus interest and attorneys' fees.

The plaintiff is represented by JP Morrell, Yvette D'Aunoy and Rebecca S. Miller of New Orleans-based Middleberg Riddle Group.

This case has been assigned to Div. F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2015-05816.

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