Beaumont residents sues city to save home

David Yates Jun. 15, 2011, 5:45am

Beaumont residents Charles and Angela Richard have filed suit against the city in hopes of saving their residence.

The request for a temporary restraining order and injunctive relief on June 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, on May 18 the city served the Richards with notice that their home was not up to code and was slated to be demolished.

In their suit, the Richards claims they have brought the home up to code but the city refuses to rescind its order to vacate.

Plaintiffs would (show) sic that there is no remedy at law that is clear and adequate to protect plaintiffs' property interest against this wrongful demolition by defendant," the suit states.

The plaintiffs are represented by Gordon Friesz, an attorney for the McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele & Chatelain.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E190-228

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