Estate sues dentist for breaching contract
Rockland — The estate of a late dentist has filed a complaint against a current dental practice for defaulting on a lease and purchase agreement of a Thomaston property.
The estate of Craig Leidenroth, represented by Rockland attorney Chad Cloutier, filed the suit Oct. 15 in Knox County Superior Court asking a judge to order the defendant, Jeffrey Jordan, of Portland, to pay money owed on utilities and assets of the business.
Jordan's practice, Maine Coast Family Dentistry, is located at 165 Main St. in Thomaston.
Leidenroth died in 2008. In July 2009, court documents state Jordan agreed to purchase the assets of his practice, totaling $100,000, as well as rent the Thomaston property. He agreed to pay all taxes and utilities.
In June 2013, the defendants owed more than $4,000 in outstanding taxes and utilities. Court papers also allege Jordan defaulted on promissory notes, and owes the plaintiff more than $7,000 in past due payments.
A total $86,000 remains to be paid on the principal balance, the lawsuit states. In addition to the outstanding balance, the plaintiff is seeking almost $5,000 in interest, $300 in late charges, and attorneys fees of more than $1,000, totaling about $92,609.
A call seeking comment from Jordan's practice was denied.
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