Nome man sues property owner to stop eviction

Kelly Holleran Jan. 16, 2012, 8:19am

A Nome man who has lived on a Jefferson County property for 35 years is asking the court to overturn a woman's eviction orders.

Charles Malveaux filed a lawsuit Jan. 5 in Jefferson County District Court against Mary E. Jackson.

In his complaint, Malveaux claims he has lived on and maintained a property in Nome for more than 35 years. However, Jackson is now attempting to evict him from the property, claiming she was given 100 percent ownership of it following the death of Sarah Parker, according to the complaint.

Malveaux maintains that Parker gave him permission to occupy the land and says he should be granted the right to remain on the property because of the work he has performed for the past 35 years.

In his complaint, Malveaux seeks a judgment within the limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Kevin S. Lane of Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. E191-611

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