Annie Cosby Jul. 9, 2014, 12:30pm

Two Jefferson County men are suing over claims several pipeline companies have breached easement contracts. 

Justin Troy and Thomas J. Clubb filed a lawsuit June 20 in the Jefferson County District Court against Seaway Crude Pipeline Co. LLC, Enterprise Liquids Pipeline LLC, Enterprise TE Products Pipeline LLC and M.G. Dyess Inc., citing breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the defendants acquired pipeline easements from the Clubbs, who are rice farmers. The plaintiffs say the contract specified the land to be left in a certain condition after construction of the pipelines, but M.G. Dyess, who provided the companies' construction services, has failed to meet the requirements, the suit alleges.

The lawsuit states this has resulted in elevated areas that will not drain water properly and areas where the topsoil has inadequate composition.

The Clubbs are seeking damages, court costs and a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction to stop the defendants' actions.

They are being represented in the case by attorneys John S. Bullard and Reagan M. Marble of Orgain Bell & Tucker LLP in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. D195-805

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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