PITTSBURGH — 84 Lumber Company has won a default judgment of $82,307.01 against Energy Tech Inc., of North Carolina, due to a lack of response from the company.
84 Lumber, headquartered in the town of Eighty Four south of Pittsburgh, sued Energy Tech Inc. and Richard Ledford for alleged breach of contract.
The lumber company filed a complaint on Dec. 14 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. According to the complaint, 84 Lumber alleged breach of contract and failure to settle a debt by the defendants. 84 Lumber claimed it sustained financial damages due to the actions of the defendants because they allegedly failed to pay them for goods and supplies it had provided.
The default judgment includes $73,149.81, the principal amount claimed in the complaint, costs of $178 and interest through April 3 in the amount of $8,979.20 for a total of $82,307.01.
On March 6, a written 10-day notice was served to the defendants at their last known address. The letter stated that the defendants were in default because they had failed to respond in writing personally or through an attorney. The letter notified the defendants that, unless they acted within 10 days of the notice, a judgment could be entered in favor of 84 Lumber without a hearing.
Energy Tech Inc. is a privately held company in Fairview, North Carolina, that was founded in 2012 and specializes in building and remodeling services and custom home building. Ledford is the president of the company.
84 Lumber is represented by S. Manoj Jegasothy and William E. Blick of Gordon & Rees LLP in Pittsburgh.