Beaumont coffee supplier sues Houston restaurant over unpaid invoice

Kelly Holleran Dec. 6, 2010, 7:00am

A Beaumont company claims a Houston restaurant has failed to pay it for tea and coffee services it provided and now owes it more than $10,000 in liquidated damages.

Tortorice and Brady Inc., doing business as Tea and Coffee America, claims it provided Artex Restaurant Group with tea and coffee related services at Artex's pastry shop from May 17 through Aug. 19.

Despite repeated demands for payment, Artex refuses to reimburse Tea and Coffee America for its services, according to the complaint filed Nov. 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

"After offsets and credits, liquidated damages on the account owed are currently $13,469.56 plus applicable interest and costs of court," the suit states.

In its complaint, Tea and Coffee America is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, including non-economic and consequential damages, plus attorney's fees, interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Josh B. Maness of Marshall will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D188-886

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