Parties seek to continue trial setting in case between Gulf Coast Electric, Morganti Texas

By David Yates | Jan 30, 2019

BEAUMONT — An agreed motion for continuance was recently filed in a breach of contract suit brought by a Jefferson County electric business against a contractor.

Gulf Coast Electric Co. Inc. filed a complaint May 24, 2017, in Jefferson County District Court against Morganti Texas Inc., alleging failure to fulfill its contract obligations and owes more than $140,000.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 26, 2013, the parties entered into a subcontract agreement in which Gulf Coast Electric performed services on behalf of Morganti Texas. The suit says Gulf Coast Electric has been damaged for not receiving full payment for its services, totaling $143,768.

The plaintiff alleges Morganti Texas accepted and benefited from the plaintiff's services but failed to pay for them.

The agreed motion for continuance of trial setting was filed Jan. 17, 11 days before the trial, and states the parties need more time for discovery.

Gulf Coast Electric seeks trial by jury, judgment of at least $143,768, plus legal interest, attorney fees, costs of court and all other relief.

It is represented by attorney Wyatt D. Snider of Snider Law Firm PLLC in Beaumont.

The defendant is represented by Paul Sculley, attorney for the Houston law firm Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr.

Jefferson County District Court Case number A-200092

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