David Yates Oct. 16, 2012, 11:00am

Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth is suing Dr. Traci Vaughn for more than $36,000, alleging she owes rent on her space at the Park Medical 1 Professional Building. 

The suit was filed Oct. 11 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on June 1, 2009, the parties entered into a lease agreement, under which Vaughn agreed to pay rentals of $2,740.52 each and every month. The rent has since increased to $2,803.16 per month pursuant to the lease.

“Despite notice and demand, plaintiff has not received rent payments for the premises from April 2011 to April 2012,” the suit states.

“Defendant owes unpaid rental payments to plaintiff in an amount within the court’s jurisdiction ($36,503.72)…”

Christus alleges Vaughn breached her contract, the suit states.

The hospital is suing for actual damages, interest and all court costs, including attorney’s fees.

Beaumont attorney Larry Simmons of Germer Gertz represents the plaintiff.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D193-343

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