Default judgment hearing nixed in unpaid bill dispute

David Yates Feb. 22, 2011, 6:59am

At the last second, Alliance Masonry, a Beaumont company, canceled a default judgment hearing slated to be held Monday, Feb. 22.

In August, the Southeast Texas Record reported that Alliance Masonry filed suit against Reeves Development and Watusi Properties in Jefferson County District Court, alleging the two defendants failed to pay more than $11,000 for services and goods provided.

A few months later, Alliance Masonry filed a motion for default judgment on Oct. 18, asserting that Reeves Development had failed to respond to the lawsuit.

However, a court official told the Record that Alliance Masonry called and cancelled the hearing without giving a reason and also did not reschedule a future hearing date.

In its suit, Alliance Masonry claims it sold goods, wares, merchandise and services on credit to defendant Reeves Development.

Reeves Development is a Lake Charles, La.-based real estate brokerage, commercial development and comprehensive construction service provider, according to the company website.

"Defendant Reeves Development promised to pay this account when the same became due but has failed to do so," the suit filed Aug. 27 in Jefferson County District Court states. "Defendant is liable to Plaintiff in the total sum of $11,600."

In addition to the money it says it is due, Alliance Masonry is seeking interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, attorney's fees, costs, order of the sale of realty and other relief the court deems just.

Daniel D. Clayton of Beaumont represents Alliance Masonry.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. A187-786

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