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 same date.

“The agreed to price came out to $321,210.63,” the original petition says.

“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 aforementioned $55,509.34.

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

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