John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 29, 2012, 4:08pm

GALVESTON - A Kemah physician has filed suit against two League City residents he claims owe him close to $120,000 from the sale of his practice.

Court papers filed Oct. 24 in Galveston County District Court allege Scott and Pamela Morgan failed to pay Dr. Stephen Sayers a balance of $118,245 for South Shore Harbour Family Practice.

The suit shows the parties entered into an agreement for purchase and sale of business on Oct. 3, 2004.

Under the agreement, Sayers consented to sell his business to the Morgans "for $155,000 payable by a down payment and in quarterly installments."

Sayers asserts the buyers, however, "had no intent to make any of the contractually agreed upon quarterly payments."

The Morgans reportedly defaulted on the first quarterly payment that was due on Jan. 4, 2005 and Scott Morgan explained to the plaintiff that the some of the funds were "mistakenly deposited into the bank account of [Dr. Sayers's] ex-wife."

Sayers states the defendants failed to timely provide payment verification of "this error" and also defaulted on their second quarterly payment.

According to the original petition, the Morgans have said they have paid various expenses that had been Sayers's obligations but failed to turn any documentation "proving payment of any alleged obligation" upon the doctor's request.

The respondents last made a payment on Oct. 2, 2010, Sayers points out.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Lori Elaine Hall Laird with the Law Office of Laird & Associates PLLC in Houston is representing the plaintiff, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 12-CV-2347

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