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Diamond Cabinet Designs, L.L.C. v. Coxie

Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit

March 25, 2015

DIAMOND CABINET DESIGNS, L.L.C.
v.
ARLISHA COXIE AND STANDARD MORTGAGE CORPORATION

ON APPEAL FROM THE FORTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, STATE OF LOUISIANA. NO. 64,516, DIVISION " B" . HONORABLE MARY H. BECNEL, JUDGE PRESIDING.

AFFIRMED.

SAMUEL J. ACCARDO, JR., JOSEPH J. ACCARDO, JR., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, LaPlace, Louisiana, COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE.

DASHAWN P. HAYES, ATTORNEY AT LAW, New Orleans, Louisiana, COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT.

Panel composed of Judges Susan M. Chehardy, Robert A. Chaisson, and Hans J. Liljeberg.

OPINION

HANS J. LILJEBERG

Page 602

[14-770 La.App. 5 Cir. 2] Defendant appeals the trial court's judgment granting relief in favor of plaintiff on the merits of its action for breach of contract, granting plaintiff's motion in limine and dismissing defendant's reconventional demand. For the following reasons, we affirm.

Procedural History

On February 27, 2013, plaintiff, Diamond Cabinet Designs, LLC (" Diamond" ), filed a Petition on Open Account and for Breach of Contract instituting an action against defendant, Arlisha Coxie (" Ms. Coxie" ), alleging that Ms. Coxie owed Diamond a balance of $24,235.49 for construction work performed by Diamond on Ms. Coxie's home.[1] On April 3, 2013, Ms. Coxie filed an Answer and reconvened therein alleging damages sustained as a result of Diamond's breach of contract.

[14-770 La.App. 5 Cir. 3] At the conclusion of a bench trial on the merits, the trial court rendered judgment in favor of Diamond and denied Ms. Coxie's demand in reconvention. Specifically, the trial court awarded Diamond $18,235.49 together with judicial interest and costs.[2]

Page 603

Ms. Coxie now appeals the trial ...


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