Kerman landowner alleges tenants owe $63,000

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 27, 2017

FRESNO — A Kerman landowner is suing tenants, alleging breach of contract.

FRESNO — A Kerman landowner is suing tenants, alleging breach of contract.

Guillermo Cantu filed a complaint Dec. 5 in Fresno County Superior Court against Francisco Carig, Violeta Carig and Does 1-10, alleging they owe more than $63,000. 

According to the complaint, on Nov. 21, 2014, Cantu entered into an agreement with the Carigs to rent 40 acres of agricultural farmland off West Gettysburg Avenue in Kerman. Cantu says on June 29, 2017, he was damaged in the principal amount of $63,342.72 for the cost of repairs of the irrigation system on the Kerman land as well as the removal of almond trees that was supposed to be the responsibility of the Carigs as landowners. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to make the necessary repairs and improvements, and failed to compensate Cantu for costs incurred on the Kerman property.

Cantu seeks trial by jury, damages of $63,342.72, plus late charges, interest, declaratory relief, attorney fees and court costs, and all further reliefthe court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Anthony Raimondo and Gerardo V. Hernandez of Raimondo & Associates in Fresno.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 17-CECG-04159

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