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Hearst Newspapers alleges client owes $754,000


By Carrie Bradon | Jul 16, 2019

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HOUSTON — A newspaper company is suing a client who allegedly has failed to pay more than $754,000.

Hearst Newspapers LLC, doing business through the unit Houston Chronicle Publishing Company, filed a complaint July 11 in Harris County District Court against Madhat Salem, alleging failure to pay a debt.

The plaintiff alleges Salem executed a guaranty for a payment to the plaintiff. On March 21, the suit says, Hearst Newspapers sent the defendant a demand letter but the defendant has failed to pay. He allegedly currently owes $754,023.29.

Hearst Newspapers seeks monetary relief between $200,000 and $1 million, attorney fees, interest, court costs and all other just relief. It is represented by attorneys Steven A. Leyh and Argie D. Brame of Leyh, Payne & Mallia PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-46924

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