The Grand Hotel, doing business as Travelodge Beaumont, filed a lawsuit Nov. 19 in the District Court of Jefferson County against Nikola Enterprises LLC and Chris Cain, citing breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and wrongful lien.
Travelodge Beaumont states it had a valid lease with Cain and pursuant to the lease terms, any construction or remodeling performed by the defendants would be at the defendants' expense.
The complaint claims Cain agreed to waive any right to file mechanics liens on the property.
The plaintiff contends on Aug. 29, the defendant filed an affidavit for mechanic's and materialman's lien against plaintiff's property at 2525 N. 11th St., Beaumont. The lien is fraudulent and in breach of the contract, according to the complaint.
The plaintiff is seeking the court to declare the plaintiff owes no money to the defendants, declare the lien invalid and void, recover damages above jurisdictional minimum, interest, exemplary damages, attorney's fees and costs.
Travelodge Beaumont is being represented by Stuart C. Yoes of The Yoes Law Firm LLP.
The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.
District Court of Jefferson County Case No. D194-984
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