A payroll services provider claims one of its clients failed to pay more than $30,000 owed to the company. 

R&P Employer Solutions and Rodney Robichau filed a lawsuit Dec. 28 in Jefferson County District Court against Kevin Menard and Rifco.

In its complaint, R&P alleges it agreed to begin providing payroll services to the defendants. By December 2010, however, Menard and Rifco had failed to pay R&P for the services provided, according to the suit.

“As of December 6, 2010, the approximate sum owed by Rifco to R&P was $36,880,” the suit states.

On Dec. 6, 2010, Rifco agreed to repay R&P the money it was owed by Dec. 31, 2010, according to the complaint. However, it has failed to do so, the suit states.

R&P alleges breach of contract, fraud and conversion against Rifco.

It seeks a judgment not to exceed the jurisdictional limits of the court, plus actual and consequential damages, attorney’s fees, exemplary damages and other relief the court deems just.

Mark W. Frasher of the Frasher Firm in Beaumont will be representing it.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D193-771

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