Suit alleges woman sold home with termites

David Yates Mar. 8, 2013, 8:30pm

Alleging a home was sold with an insect infestation, Stevi Anderson has filed suit against the home’s seller, Michelle Browning, and the extermination company who failed to detect the insects, GuardTech Pest Management.

The suit was filed Feb. 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on July 27, 2012, Anderson purchased a home in Groves from Browning, who failed to disclose the home was infested with termites and wood beetles.

Anderson hired GuardTech to inspect the home and the company negligently missed the wood damage and infestation, the suit alleges.

The suit accuses both defendants of deceptive trade practices and further accuses Anderson of fraud.

Anderson would have not purchased the home if he had known about the infestation, the suit states.

The plaintiff is suing for actual, incidental, remedial and exemplary damages, plus contract rescission and court costs.

Beaumont attorney Anthony Malley III represents the plaintiff.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B193-993

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