Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp. is suing ODS International Inc., claiming the defendant owes more than $517,000 for drilling equipment it purchased from the plaintiff.

The suit was filed July 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, from December 2010 to August 2011 Gulf Copper sold and delivered to ODS equipment and tools for use in the drilling industry.

The equipment was fabricated at the request of ODS and delivered, bounding the company to pay Gulf Copper $517,001.54, the suit states.

"Despite numerous demands by Gulf Copper on ODS for payment, ODS has failed to pay and continues to refuse to pay Gulf Copper the sums owed," the suit states.

The failure to pay constitutes a breach of contract and unjust enrichment, the suit states.

The plaintiff is suing for actual damages, interest and court costs, including attorney's fees.

Gulf Copper is represented by David James, attorney for the Beaumont law firm Stevens Baldo Freeman & Lighty.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-755

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