National Fire Insurance blames local contractor for leaky roof in Memorial
National Fire Insurance is suing a local contractor over claims it caused water damage to a Memorial-area business.
National Fire Insurance of Hartford, a subrogee of the UPS Store, filed a lawsuit on May 21 in Harris County District Court against Otwell Construction, citing negligence.
National Fire Insurance says on May 28, 2010, Otwell Construction repaired the roof at The UPS Store located at 5090 Richmond Ave. in Memorial. During the construction, water flooded the store, causing $95,920.97 in damages, according to the brief.
The suit alleges the flood occurred because contractors left part of the roof exposed during construction.
National Fire Insurance is seeking damages and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Austin attorney Brian Judis.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-29459.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. 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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