Whitney Brakken Nov. 27, 2013, 9:00am

A pair of restaurant owners are suing over claims that former tenants damaged property and failed to pay their rent.

Alice Ng and Jimmy Ng filed a lawsuit Oct. 28 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Qi Rui Li and Yong Heng Li.

The plaintiffs allege they owned the Golden Palace restaurant at 3307 Ridge Road in Lansing and that on Dec. 12, 2005, the defendants entered into a lease agreement with them for the restaurant.

They contend the defendants stopped paying rent around June 2012, and on April 19, the plaintiffs filed suit to collect the outstanding rent of $50,599.14.

On Aug. 19, the suit states, the defendants were ordered to pay the outstanding rent and attorneys fees to the plaintiffs, but the plaintiffs assert that have not received any payment.

In addition, the complaint states the defendants damaged the Golden Palace by putting holes in the wall, breaking fixtures, throwing out pictures, slashing booths, splashing cooking oil on the floor and stealing large items.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000. They are being represented by the Law Offices of Joseph V. Roddy in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011885.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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