Physical therapists claim Groves nursing home owes $356,000 for services

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Feb. 25, 2010, 2:46am

A group of therapists claims a Groves nursing home has not paid more than $356,000 in charges for more than a year's worth of the treatment it has provided to the home's residents.

Atlas International and Associates filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Oak Grove Nursing HomeInc. on Feb. 23 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

The lawsuit states that Oak Grove ordered medical and physical therapy services for its residents from a California company, Hallmark Rehabilitation pursuant to a Jan. 1, 2007, contract.

Hallmark states that it complied with the contract and preformed the requested services, but Oak Grove has not paid the charges for the work performed from September 2007 until October 2008.

Hallmark assigned its legal authority to Atlas International and Associates to enforce the contract and recover the unpaid wages.

Atlas is seeking a judgment for more than $356,000 for the unpaid principal amount due and additional damages for prejudgment interest, attorney's fees and costs.

Houston attorney M.H. Cersonsky of the law firm Cersonsky, Rosen, and Garcia PC is representing the plaintiff.

U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone is assigned to the litigation.

Case No 1:10cv00104

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