Robbie Hargett Oct. 21, 2015, 12:59pm


A Houston flooring contractor is suing Port Arthur's housing authority for terminating a contract between the two parties.

Gladys M. House, of Houston, and Affordable Carpets, doing business as a Carpet Depot, filed a lawsuit Oct. 9 in Jefferson County District Court against Port Arthur Housing Authority, alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, on March 5, 2014, House, owner and manager of Affordable Carpets, signed a contract with Port Arthur Housing Authority in which House would provide certain services and Port Arthur Housing Authority would pay an agreed amount for those services.

House began performing the agreed services, hiring a crew, borrowing funds, purchasing and/or leasing equipment, and performing work of a value more than $30,000, the suit says.

The complaint alleges that before she was afforded reasonable time to complete the projects, on April 20, 2014, Port Arthur Housing Authority terminated its contract with the plaintiff.

House seeks damages of $100,000, plus interests, attorney fees and costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Sarnie A. Randle Jr. of S.A. Randle & Associates in Houston.

Jefferson County District Court case number E-197701.

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