A Texas resident is suing after he purchased a damaged boat.
Brian White filed a lawsuit Feb. 6 in the Jefferson County District Court against Watercraft Plus LLC and Eric W. Bourg, citing the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act and Texas Business and Commerce Code.
The lawsuit states on Nov. 30, 2012, White purchased a boat for $10,000 from Watercraft Plus.
Prior to purchasing the boat, White claims he questioned Watercraft Plus employee Bourg if the boat had any damage and the defendants allegedly assured White the boat had no damage, according to the complaint.
The plaintiff states, soon after purchase, he took the boat out and discovered there was a large crack in the hull he did not cause. The plaintiff claims he performed his own investigation and alleges the boat's hull was damaged by the first owner.
He also alleges that Watercraft Plus was aware of the damage and Watercraft Plus had the hull inadequately patched to conceal the crack, according to the complaint.
The plaintiff accuses the defendants of making false representations regarding the boat's condition.
White is seeking economic damages, additional damages in the amount of twice the economic damages, interest, fees and costs.
The plaintiff is being represented in the case by attorneys Roger N. Chrisco of the Chrisco Law Firm.
Jefferson County Court Court Case No. A195-200
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.