Beaumont homeowner says company messed up water lines, caused damage

Kelly Holleran Apr. 23, 2012, 8:00am


A Beaumont man has filed suit against the company responsible for replacing city water lines, claiming improper repairs caused water damage to his property.

Scott Parker of Long Street in Beaumont alleges his property sustained black water damage on April 12, 2010, after defendant Horseshoe Construction failed to tie a main sewer line while working on replacing and repressurizing lines in the area.

Because of Horseshoe's mistake, water flowed throughout Parker's home, according to the complaint filed March 28 in Jefferson County District Court.

Parker blames Horseshoe for causing the water damages to his property, saying it negligently failed to properly install the water line and failed to train its employees in the proper installation of water lines, among other negligent acts.

In his complaint, Parker is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Paul A. Grinke and Dean A. Knecht of McCathern, Mooty and Grinke in Dallas will be representing him.

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

Case No. D192-238

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