David Yates Apr. 21, 2015, 8:06am


Last August, Parkdale Mall filed suit against the former owners of Whatever! Trendz, alleging they failed to pay nearly $30,000 worth of rental payments.

Four months later, an agreed take-nothing judgment was entered on Dec. 30, court records show.

Parkdale Mall claims defendants Roussel Clement and Mercedes Clement doing business as Whatever! Trendz entered into a license agreement with it on July 31, 2013, according to the complaint filed Aug. 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

Under the agreement, Whatever! Trendz agreed to make monthly rental payments for one year and five months,

The license agreement was not supposed to expire until Feb. 28, 2015, but on May 11, Whatever! Trendz emptied their leased space, the suit states.

Although Whatever! Trendz was provided with a written notice of the lease termination and Parkdale advised the store that all amounts due under the original agreement would still be due, the store failed to pay the required amounts, the complaint says.

“On or about June 3, 2014, plaintiff’s counsel notified defendants that they owed the total amount of $28,292.70 in rentals and fees,” the suit states. “Additional charges and fees have accrued since June 3, 2014, and defendants now owe plaintiff the sum of $30,051.12 under the license.”

The mall alleged breach of license agreement and sought the money it claims it is owed, plus exemplary damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

According to the judgment, the parties resolved all disputes.

Karen Bennett and Christopher D. Leavins of Germer PLLC represents the mall.

Case No. B196-056

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