John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 12, 2013, 11:57am

GALVESTON - GTE Southwest Inc., doing business as Verizon Southwest, is suing a local man over alleged proper damage, recent court documents say.

A lawsuit filed April 10 in Galveston County District Court blames Roderick T. Foster for ruining one of its cables located in Kemah almost two years ago.

The suit shows Foster was operating a dump truck near the plaintiff's property on May 16, 2011, at the time of the alleged incident.

Foster was backfilling a property with dirt when the vehicle purportedly struck an aerial cable belonging to the complainant., the original petition says.

According to the suit, the accident caused damages of $3,596.30.

It faults Foster for failing to exercise ordinary care to prevent damage to the plaintiff's property and failing to keep a proper lookout to see the aerial cable.

Attorney David C. Redford of Brown Sims PC in Houston is representing GTE Southwest, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-539

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