A Jefferson County company is petitioning to depose a client for a future suit against a third party.

Gulf Copper and Manufacturing Corporation filed a petition to depose Seabed Geosolutions Inc. to investigate a potential suit Nov. 4, 2014, in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the complaint, Gulf Copper and Seabed entered into a contract April 18, 2014, whereby Gulf Copper would repair five Hornbeck Offshore Services vessels, HOS Bourre, HOS Chicory, HOS Coquille, HOS Innovator and HOS Navegante, but the two parties ended up in a dispute over payment which they resolved out of court. The petition states it was then discovered that a third party engendered the dispute by telling Seabed that it was grossly overbilled by Gulf Copper, so they are seeking to depose Seabed for possible future suits.

Gulf Copper is represented by attorneys David E. James and Lyn Stevens of Stevens Baldo Freeman & Lighty of Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number: A-196365.

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