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Laundromat non-suits landlord for not providing utilities

By David Yates | Aug 30, 2012


In 2010, a laundromat operating out of the Vermont Apartments in Vidor sued its landlord for allegedly not providing utilities and denying the company access to its equipment.

Coinmach Corp. filed suit against Standard Real Estate on March 22, 2010, in Orange County District Court.

Court records show that on Aug. 15 Coinmach filed a notice of nonsuit, which Judge Courtney Arkeen, 128th District Court, signed off on five days later.

According to the lawsuit, on April 13, 2007, Coinmach executed a lease agreement with Asher Properties to operate a coin service laundromat at the Vermont Apartments.

The suit does not state when, but sometime in the last two years Standard Real Estate purchased the property and turned off the gas, water and electric utilities running to the laundry premises.

“In addition, Standard Real Estate has locked the doors and shut down the laundry premises, which contains Coinmach’s laundry equipment,” the suit states, adding the defendant refuse to honor the lease agreement it had in place with Asher Properties.

Coinmach alleged the defendant breached its contract and was suing for actual damages, plus all court costs.

The company is represented by Daryl Bailey, attorney for the Looper, Reed & McGraw law firm.

Case No. A100121-c

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