A Jefferson County business has filed suit against the company it claims failed to pay nearly $70,000 for rented materials.

National Pump and Compressor claims it leased equipment to defendant Kuykendall Bottom Hole Pressure in August 2010. Defendant Ben L. Cross guaranteed repayment of the loan if Kuykendall failed to do so, according to the complaint filed Nov. 3 in Jefferson County District Court.

Since then, National Pump has demanded payment for the rental equipment but Kuykendall has failed to submit the full money it owes, the suit states.

"Kuykendall is indebted to NPC in the sum of $69,319.23 for the balance of an account for services NPC performed for Kuykendall and for rental of the equipment," the complaint says.

In addition to the money it says it is owed, National Pump and Compressor is seeking costs, pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate and other relief the court deems just.

Patrick C. McGinnis of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams in Houston will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald E. Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E191-296

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