Harborside Collision sued on fraud allegations

Whitney Brakken Mar. 3, 2014, 1:58pm

An insurance company is suing a Galveston company, alleging fraud and conversion.

Government Employees Insurance Co., as subrogee of Donna Lowth, filed a lawsuit Feb. 21 in the Galveston County Court against Tennison Collision Auto Body Shop, doing business as Harborside Collision, citing consumer fraud and conversion. 

The complaint alleges on Jan. 11, the defendant intentionally defrauded Lowth and GEICO by falsely advising Lowth that all costs associated with the towing, hauling and/or repair would be covered by GEICO.

Lowth alleges the defendant added additional, unnecessary and fraudulent charges to Lowth's bill, according to the complaint.

GEICO is seeking immediate release of the vehicle, punitive damages, treble damages, fees and costs.

The plaintiff is being represented in the case by attorneys David S. Knight and John D. Murphy of David Knight & Associates.

Galveston County Court Case No. CV-0071574


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Galveston County Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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