Couple allegedly failed to make improvements to New Orleans property

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 3, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A redevelopment authority is suing a couple for breach of contract.

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority filed a lawsuit June 13 against Annette Collier Lemon, wife of/and Rodney S. Lemon Sr. and the city of New Orleans in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging breach of contract. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff and defendant entered into an agreement on June 25, 2014, for the purchase of a property at 7330 Martin Drive, New Orleans. The suit states that because the price of the home was below value, the defendants were required to increase the value of the property by making certain improvements and repairs. The suit states that the defendants failed to make any such improvements.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract by failing to take the action that they had agreed to.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Victoria Hines in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 17-5703

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