Entergy Texas, Inc. has filed suit against Glen E. Trout Company Inc., claiming a Trout employee damaged Entergy cables and transformers while operating a backhoe.

Entergy's suit was filed in the Jefferson County Court at Law No. 1 on Feb. 19.

According to the plaintiff's petition, the defendant was engaged in business near River Pointe Drive in Conroe.

One of the defendant's employees, while operating a backhoe, "pulled plaintiff's underground electrical cables causing damages … as well as leakage which required environmental cleanup," the suit said.

Entergy claims the defendant caused at least $20,705.30 in actual damages and cost the electric company $174.89 in lost revenue.

Entergy is requesting a trial by jury and is represented by attorney Paul A. Scheurich.

The case has been assigned to Judge Alfred Gerson.

Case No. 110311

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