Orleans Club claims Terminix failed to prevent termites

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 11, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A nonprofit claims its property was damaged by termites despite hiring a company to treat the property.

Orleans Club filed a lawsuit June 22 against Terminix Service Co. Inc., and XYZ Insurance Co. in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff entered into two contracts with the defendant to treat its property to prevent termites. The suit states that the plaintiff paid the defendant $26,011 to treat wood and then $3,513 to bait termites. Despite allegedly receiving treatment from the defendants, the suit states that the plaintiffs discovered a termite infestation at the property, which caused substantial damages totaling $42,697.25.

The defendant is accused of negligence and breach of contract for failing to do what it was paid to do.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Patrick H. Hufft of Hufft & Hufft in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Piper D. Griffin.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 17-6066

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