A Texas enterprise doing business in Louisiana is filing an admiralty and maritime claim against a Singapore-owned marine vessel, claiming breach of contract in 2015 which purportedly led to the plaintiff’s economic injuries.
Wrist North America Inc., doing business as World Ship Supply, sued marine vessel Yellowstone in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana on Sept. 3 alleging failure to submit payment for goods delivered, and seeking forfeiture of the vessel, her equipment and appurtenances to satisfy its claims of indebtedness.
According to the lawsuit, the complainant provided supplies to the Yellowstone between December 2014 and August per mutual agreement between the parties.
The suit states that World Ship invoiced the defendant on multiple dates between Dec. 17, 2014, and Aug. 28 but that the vessel’s owners never submitted payments for goods received.
According to the suit, the defendants are indebted to the plaintiff in the amount of $38,105.58, plus interest.
The plaintiff seeks a court-ordered warrant for the arrest/attachment of the marine vessel by the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Louisiana, to be sold and proceeds disbursed to itself after due proceedings, along with interest, attorney’s fees, expenses and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Robert Murphy, Ronald White, and Donald Wing of Murphy, Rogers, Sloss, Gambel & Tompkins in New Orleans and Hammond.
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana Case 2:15-cv-04103-JCZ-JCW