A rental company claims a Madisonville business has refused to pay for or return a leased forklift. 

Redfish Rentals of Orange filed a lawsuit Jan. 30 in Jefferson County District Court against Versatile Marine Services.

In its complaint, Redfish alleges it leased a Skytrac forklift to Versatile, but Versatile has failed to pay for the equipment. It has also refused to hand over Redfish’s property, according to the complaint.

“Defendant has defaulted under that agreement by failing to pay the amounts owed and failing and refusing to surrender the leased property; and defendant is indebted to plaintiff in the amount of $89,698.22,” the suit states.

Redfish fears that Versatile will either destroy its property or keep the property in a hidden place away from Redfish.

Therefore, in addition to the money it claims it is owed, Redfish seeks a writ of sequestration, plus pre-judgment interest, at least $5,000 in attorneys’ fees, costs and post-judgment interest.

Donald W. Gould II, Brent L. Vannoy and David C. Deiss of Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould in Houston will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A193-873

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