Suit: Car went in for repairs, never came out

Kelly Holleran Oct. 2, 2008, 5:36am

John Morgan

Henry Roy has filed suit against Eastex Automotive, alleging the company impounded his car after claiming they would fix it.

Roy brought his Cadillac into the automotive shop for repairs on April 3, and Eastex claimed it would be ready in two weeks, according to the complaint filed Sept. 30 in Jefferson District Court.

"The Defendants, however, converted the car, would not work on it, and simply impounded the vehicle," the suit states.

Roy claims after he made complaints to the Better Business Bureau, Eastex returned his car on Aug. 15, but still possesses some of its parts.

Eastex falsely represented the services it could provide, made false representations that its services were of a particular quality and engaged in other false causes, according to the complaint.

Roy is seeking unspecified actual, statutory, punitive and treble damages, plus attorney's fees and costs.

He is represented by John S. Morgan of Lindsay & Morgan in Beaumont.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D182-473

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