Beaumont attorney answers Capital One’s suit over delinquent account

By David Yates | Nov 8, 2013

Beaumont attorney Charlton P. Hornsby, who was sued by Capital One National Association last December, has answered the lawsuit.

As previously reported, Capital One filed suit against the attorney on Dec. 31 in Jefferson County District Court, alleging Hornsby owes more than $50,000 on a delinquent account. 

Hornsby answered the suit on April 29, asserting a general denial, court records show.

The answer also denies that Hornsby received a letter demanding payment.

According to the lawsuit, Capital One advanced Hornsby funds on a small business credit account. Capital One claims that on Aug. 5 it sent a letter to Hornsby demanding payment in full of the account. However, no further payments have been made, the suit states.

“As of Dec. 5, 2012, there continues to be owed … an unpaid balance of 51,120.44,” the suit states.

Capital One is accusing Hornsby of breach of contract, and claims it is entitled to recover the account balance and all court costs, including attorney’s fees.

Carrollton attorney Michael Scott represents the company.

Hornsby is representing himself.

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

Case No. D193-780

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