RV park files lawsuit over electricity problems

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Jun. 25, 2011, 10:00am

SHERMAN - An RV park is suing an electrical company after it experienced more than 50 electrical blowouts from an unsuitable electrical wire installed by the company.

Hodgson Ventures Ltd. filed suit against B & B Electrical Inc., doing business as B & B Electrical, and KWI, doing business as KWI Kingwire LLC and also known as Kingwire, on May 12 in Denton County Judicial District Court. The defendants removed the case to the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division on June 16.

The plaintiff entered into a contract in May 2008 to purchase electrical wire to run to its 206 rental spaces for recreational vehicles. The wire was sold for direct burial.

Hodgson Ventures states that after some time after the wire was installed they had several electrical outages.

According to the lawsuit, after a heavy rain, some of the RV customers would be without electricity. After an investigation into the problems, the plaintiff learned that a wire had blown out each time. Hodgson Ventures states that it has encountered more than 50 blowouts with the wire.

The defendants are accused of failing to provide suitable wire. The defendants are accused of violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act, breach of contract and breach of implied and express warranty of fitness.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for the diminished value of the RV park, loss of use, loss of rents, out of pocket expenses, cost of repair, loss of use during repairs, cost of replacement of the wire in RV park, punitive damages, court costs, interest and attorney fees.

Hodgson Ventures is represented by Dallas attorney Rhonda M. Ryemon.

The defendants are represented by James H. Moody III of Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser PC in Dallas.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:11-cv-00363

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