Apr 13, 2011 1:07 PM by Kate Durio

Former Karma Nightclub Files Lawsuits Against Three Owners

Three owners of Karma nightclub now face civil lawsuits from former owner Eric Cloutier alleging that they owe him .

Cloutier filed three suits on March 31st in Lafayette Parish Civil Court. According to the suits, Cloutier is seeking $115,502.20 from Robert Oja, $73,005.46 from Horizon Entertainment Group, LLC and Michael Parich and $141,783.75 from Dennis Talbot towards amounts due under promissory notes, according to the suits.

Cloutier pled no contest to two felony counts of obstruction of justice and filing false tax returns in November of 2009. Cloutier was sentenced to pay $10,000 in investigative fees, two years probation and was required to perform 40 hours of community service.

So far, Oja has paid $387.90 of the initial $106,200.00, Horizon and Parich have paid $41,947.96 of the intial $107,000.00 and Talbot has paid $80,527.50, according to the suits. Cloutier is seeking the remaining $330,291.41, according to the court documents.



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