Whitney Brakken May 18, 2014, 9:42pm

The purchaser of a home warranty contract filed a lawsuit after two claims were allegedly wrongfully denied.

John David Bradley Ira filed a lawsuit May 6 in the Jefferson County Court against American Home Shield of Texas Inc., citing the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act, breach of contract, statutory and common law fraud and negligent and/or intentional misrepresentation.

The complaint states the plaintiff purchased a home warranty contract Jan. 25, 2013, for property at 675 N. Fifth St., Beaumont. The plaintiff states service was provided for GE Heat Pump on the property in December 2013 and the service technician did not describe the unit as commercial grade. The defendant denied the plaintiff's heat pump claim stating commercial grade items are only covered when they are manufacture specified, according to the complaint. The plaintiff alleges another service technician noted on Jan. 13 the unit was for residential use. The defendant erroneously denied the claim, according to the complaint. In addition, the plaintiff states the defendant wrongfully denied a plumbing claim.

The plaintiff is seeking damages within the jurisdictional limits of the court. He is being represented in the case by Marc P. Henry of Henry & Fuller.

Jefferson County Court Case No. A-195680.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson 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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