Alliance Masonry awarded default judgment

David Yates Mar. 29, 2011, 3:32am

Alliance Masonry, a Beaumont company, received a default judgment award of $7,250 on Monday.

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.

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

"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."

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

On March 28, Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, granted Alliance Masonry's motion, awarding the company $3,750 in actual damages, plus another $3,500 in attorney's fees, court records show.

The judge found that even though Reeves Development had been served and cited, the company failed to appear and answer the allegations.

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

Daniel D. Clayton of Beaumont represents Alliance Masonry.

Case No. A187-786

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