Flanagan Shipping sued after damaging a berth

Whitney Brakken Jan. 15, 2014, 3:45pm

A local port is suing after having to repair a berth, allegedly due to the defendant's negligence.

The Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County filed a lawsuit Jan. 8 in the Jefferson County District Court against James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp. 

According to the complaint, on Aug. 4, 2012, employees of Flanagan were loading the Star Harmonia when a liner board roll was dropped on the port's dock at berth 3, causing significant damages.

As a result of the defendant's alleged negligence, the plaintiff has sustained at least $41,632.25 in damages, according to the complaint.

The Port is seeking $41,632.25 in damages, plus interest and costs.

They are being represented in the case by attorney Scot. E Sheldon.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. B0195-116

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story. 

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