Business owner sues roofing company over leaks

Kelly Holleran Jun. 25, 2011, 10:56am

A business owner has filed suit against the construction company that he claims misled him and sold him a leaky roof.

According to the complaint filed June 21 in Jefferson County District Court, Jon Hampton hired defendant C&W Construction to replace the roof of a commercial building on E. Parkway Street in Groves.

Hampton states C&W sold him a roof that it claimed to be "new and of the best quality."

However, C&W's claims proved to be false, Hampton alleges.

"The representations made by the defendant were false, misleading and deceptive in that the roof was not fit from the day it was purchased to the present day," the suit states. "For example, shortly after the roof [was] purchased, it began to leak, others problems arose and continues to exist."

By knowingly selling a defective roof, C&W violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices/Consumer Protection Act, the complaint says.

In his complaint, Hampton seeks actual damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus other, unspecified damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Matthew C. Matheny of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. E190-328

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