Missing paperwork leads to litigation over sale of pharmacy

Kelly Holleran May 9, 2011, 5:32pm

The owners of a pharmacy have filed suit against the pharmacy's former owners, alleging they are not able to file a claim for damages following Hurricane Ike because of missing paperwork.

Brian and David Haney allege they bought King's Pharmacy from defendants King's Pharmacy Limited and David Blair on Sept. 8, 2008.

Shortly after the Haneys' purchase of the property, Hurricane Ike struck, causing business interruption damages to King's Pharmacy, according to the complaint filed April 29 in Jefferson County District Court.

The Haneys want to file a claim with their insurance company for the damages they incurred; however, they cannot do so without accounting, income and sales information, the suit states.

Blair and King's Pharmacy was supposed to provide the paperwork to the Haneys but have failed to do so, the complaint says.

In their complaint, the Haneys are seeking attorney's fees, exemplary damages and economic damages of more than $500,000 but less than $1 million. In addition, they are seeking interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

They will be represented by Ed Fisher of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A189-912

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