A case over a piece of property that Jefferson County had foreclosed on, sold and then later redeemed settled on Monday.

Area resident John Blackwell filed suit against Loman Mohammed and his company, LaPort Industries on May 21, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on April 7, 2009, Blackwell purchased a piece of property at the county's foreclosure sale. He then spent a considerable amount of time and money cleaning the property and bringing it in compliance within state environmental regulations.

"After the property was enhanced in value and appearance, defendants exercised their right of redemption and reclaimed the property after payment of taxes and other associated costs," the suit states.

"Blackwell is entitled to recover the costs and expenses incurred prior to defendants redeeming the property."

The case was set to go to trial on May 2 but settled before a jury could be selected.

As of May 2, the settlement amount is not on record.

Beaumont attorney Greg Dykeman of Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard represented Blackwell.

Mohammed represented himself.

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