Defendant claims prior settlement has already been paid

Kelly Holleran Dec. 5, 2011, 12:44pm

A woman claims the company that obtained a judgment from her is seeking more money than agreed upon.

Melanie LeBlanc filed a lawsuit Nov. 24 in Jefferson County District Court against Gold Crest Electric Co.

LeBlanc alleges Gold Crest obtained a settlement against her for $13,640, plus $2,873 in pre-judgment interest, $167 in court costs and $4,500 in attorney's fees. On June 7,
LeBlanc and Gold Crest reached an agreement to satisfy the judgment by LeBlanc remitting two payments of $14,655, according to the complaint.

Although LeBlanc made the payments, Gold Crest refused to release her from the judgment, the suit states.

In her complaint, LeBlanc seeks a declaration that all payments have been made. In addition, she seeks attorney's fees, court costs and other relief the court deems just.

Clay Dugas and Mike Jacobellis of Clay Dugas and Associates in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. A191-393

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