GALVESTON – A shrimper and his business have filed a lawsuit
to recover back profits worth nearly $60,000, according to recent Galveston
County District Court records.
Sinh Tran’s and T Seafood Inc.’s suit, which was filed Aug.
11 in the Galveston County 212th District Court, explains that Cassarino, Inc. and
Pacific Seafood incurred a $55,409.34 debt from shrimp purchased from the
plaintiffs earlier this year.
The four parties entered into an agreement last Jan. 26 in
which the plaintiffs would sell and offload shrimp at the defendants’ dock for
an agreed to price, which was set by plaintiff Tran and the defendants on the
“The agreed to price came out to $321,210.63,” the original
“It has been represented to plaintiffs that both defendants
are 50-50 partners in this shrimp processing operation.”
Court papers show that the shrimp in question were
offloaded, “as agreed,” about a week following the execution of the agreement,
stating the respondents attempted to defraud the complainants at the time.
The transaction was completed after the plaintiffs prompted
the defendants to fix their mistake.
Per the suit, the respondents remitted $200,000 of the $321,210.63
purchase price and were contacted in March about the rest of the balance, the
The plaintiffs insist that they have not received the money
to this day.
They are represented by attorney John Pat Parsons of the law
firm Lindsay Lindsay & Parsons in Beaumont.
Galveston County 212th District Court Case No. 16-CV-0942