John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 6, 2013, 2:53pm

GALVESTON - Houston resident Glen Graves pursues legal action against TBDL L.P., Peanut Butter Warehouse Lofts L.P., PBW Development Corp. and Jerry Starkey, also of Houston, on claims they are defrauding him, recent court documents say.

A lawsuit filed May 30 in Galveston County District Court alleges the defendants are required to to provide financial documents on a monthly basis, but ignored Graves's requests to do so.

The suit explains that the parties had a partnership agreement in which Graves would be the majority stock owner while Starkey would own minority stock.

After the respondents conspired and fraudulently changed the agreement and the partnership's accounting records, it states, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit in Galveston County and secured a jury verdict in his favor.

"Since that trial, the defendants have continued to defraud the plaintiff," the original petition says.

"The defendants' conduct and misrepresentations regarding finances and other issues continue to cause harm to the plaintiff."

In March, PBWD informed Graves that it would withdraw as a general partner.

According to the suit, the respondents continue to withhold the subject paperwork and "will deprive [him] of a building he has paid over $2.1 million into."

Graves seeks a jury trial.

Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox issued a temporary restraining order on Graves's behalf.

A temporary injunction hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m., June 13.

Attorney Gary M. Reibschlager of Brent Coon & Associates in Houston is representing the complainant.

Case No. 13-CV-732

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