Beaumont local John Reed Jr. has filed suit against Alumacraft Boat and Dingo Group, alleging that he has encountered numerous defects with the boat he purchased from the defendants.

The suit was filed Feb. 7 in Jefferson County District Court. 

According the lawsuit, on Aug. 12, 2010, Reed purchased a 2010 Alumacraft boat from Pete Jorgensen Marine for approximately $21,995.

“Since purchase, the boat has encountered an excessive number of defects, including … issues with the boat’s transom … and hull,” the suit states. “The boat has been in the shop in excess of 60 days.”

The suit accuses the defendants of deceptive trade practices.

The plaintiff is suing for actual damages, loss of use, diminished value and attorney’s fees.

Louisiana attorney Richard Dalton represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E193-903

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