Kelly Holleran Sep. 11, 2012, 12:07pm


A rental equipment company has filed suit against the maintenance company that it claims failed to pay it more than $100,000 for materials supplied to it.

United Rentals claims it rented and sold materials to defendant Absolute Pipeline Maintenance and Consulting. Absolute agreed to pay $111,542.70 for the materials, which were used on a construction project in Texas, according to the complaint filed Aug. 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

However, Absolute still has not paid for the supplies, the suit states.

United Rental alleges breach of contract and misapplication of trust funds against Absolute Pipeline.

In addition to Absolute, United Rental names its directors -- Clayton Reaser, William Dudley Lehrer and Daniel J. Barrera -- as defendants.

In addition to the money it says Absolute owes it, United Rentals seeks punitive and exemplary damages at the highest rate allowed by law, attorney’s fees, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Misti L. Beanland of Matthews, Stein, Shiels, Pearce, Knott, Eden and Davis in Dallas will be representing United Rentals.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E192-980

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