NEW ORLEANS — Two Louisiana marine towing companies are suing a New York corporation, alleging the defendants owes than more than $400,000.
According to the complaint, on Aug. 3, 2015, Offshore Towing and Global Towing Services, both of Larose, Louisiana, entered into a master time charter agreement wherein the plaintiffs were to provide vessels to defendant at the rate of $1,000 per hour per vessel.
On Sept. 22, 2015, the suit says, the plaintiffs billed the defendant for $657,000. Despite amicable demand Feb. 12, 2016, for the amount due of $421,000, the debt remains unpaid, the suit says.
The plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to dispute any invoice or service provided but has refused to pay the balance due.
Offshore Towing and Global Towing seek a trial by jury, judgment of $421,000, together with interest at 1.5 percent per month beginning Nov. 6, 2015, reasonable attorney fees and all legal costs, plus all relief to which they are entitled. They are represented by attorneys Jill S. Willhoft and Lisa M. Africk of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-11228