Nederland residents file suit against builder

Kelly Holleran Jan. 2, 2012, 10:26am

Two Nederland residents have filed suit against the builder they claim breached his warranty in agreeing to repair various damages to their homes.

Henry and Tracey Hanson claim they hired defendant Maurice Hanson to repair damages to the kitchen cabinets, to faulty windows, to electrical parts, to the kitchen sink and faucet and to a faulty air conditioning system in their home.

However, the couple, who lives in the 2000 block of Avenue F in Nederland, was not satisfied with the repairs made, according to the complaint filed Dec. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

Maurice Hanson engaged in deceptive trade practices, breached his warranty with the plaintiffs and exhibited common law fraud by making false representations to the Hansons, the suit states.

Henry and Tracey Hanson do not specify why they were unsatisfied with Maurice Hanson's work or what Maurice Hanson did wrong, the complaint says. The suit does not indicate if the plaintiffs and the defendant are related.

Because of Maurice Hanson's actions, Henry and Tracey Hanson allege they sustained out-of-pocket expenses and incurred replacement and repair costs.

In their complaint, the Hansons are seeking economic and actual damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Sam Shobassy of Nederland will be representing them.

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

Case No. D191-448

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