Tank cleaning company sues to recover almost $1M in unpaid services

Kelly Holleran Aug. 27, 2012, 7:54am


A Corpus Christi company has filed suit against multiple businesses, claiming they have failed to pay it nearly $1 million for services and equipment it provided them.

Sage Enviro Tech claims it loaned equipment and personnel to defendants Crown Oil, Whitehead Utilities and Oiltanking Beaumont Partners in May. Sage's workers and equipment were used to clean and remove oil within certain petroleum storage tanks at Oiltanking's Beaumont terminal, according to the complaint filed Aug. 17 in Jefferson County District Court.

Since then, Sage submitted invoices for the work it has performed, the suit states. However, the defendants have failed to repay it, the complaint says.

"The amount due and owed by defendants to plaintiff is in excess of $900,000 and continues to accrue," the suit states.

Sage alleges breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation against the defendants.

In its contract, Sage seeks actual damages, plus attorney's fees, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Brenton J. Allison and Douglas T. Gilman of Gilman Allison in Pearland will be representing it.

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

Case No. D192-894

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