La Marque man files lawsuit to obtain refund for failed foundation project

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 7, 2013, 10:48am

GALVESTON - A La Marque man is suing a Hitchcock contractor in an effort to get a refund after a project at his property was not completed.

In court papers filed Oct. 4 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 2, Melvin Hall states he paid Nathaniel Brown, doing business as Professional General Contractor, nearly $19,000 to complete a cement slab foundation on his lot.

The payment was made after the parties entered into an agreement last June 4, which also required the defendant to submit a blueprint to La Marque City Hall for approval.

Hall says Brown appeared twice during the summer to pour 16 bags of sand as well as build a wooden perimeter foundation only to cease the job two months ago "because he failed to get the blueprints approved by city hall and Aran Franklin Engineering Inc."

The respondent was asked to refund the unused money, the original petition says, and then notified that the claimant "no longer wanted him on his property due to unsatisfactory work practices and unprofessionalism."

Consequently, Hall seeks $25,000 in damages.

He is representing himself.

The litigation has been assigned to Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts.

Cause No. 70,853

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