A local port is suing after having to repair a berth, allegedly due to the defendant's negligence.
The Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County filed a lawsuit Jan. 8 in the Jefferson County District Court against James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp.
According to the complaint, on Aug. 4, 2012, employees of Flanagan were loading the Star Harmonia when a liner board roll was dropped on the port's dock at berth 3, causing significant damages.
As a result of the defendant's alleged negligence, the plaintiff has sustained at least $41,632.25 in damages, according to the complaint.
The Port is seeking $41,632.25 in damages, plus interest and costs.
They are being represented in the case by attorney Scot. E Sheldon.
Jefferson County District Court Case No. B0195-116
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.