Melody Dareing Jun. 2, 2014, 12:37pm

A man set to purchase property is suing a couple, alleging fraud regarding the purchase.

Robert Keith Downs filed a lawsuit May 21 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 citing fraud, negligent misrepresentation and fraudulent misrepresentation. 

The lawsuit states Downs bought property at 1418 Kane Lane, High Island, from the Kents for $75,000 on Oct. 18, 2008. Downs made improvements on the land, but the Kents never conveyed the property title to Downs, according to the complaint.

Downs is seeking quiet title to the property plus damages of $120,000, treble, exemplary and/or punitive damages, plus court and attorney costs.

He is being represented by Kyle L. Dickson of Murray Lobb PLLC.

Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 Case No. CV-0072161

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Galveston County Court at Law No. 3. 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.

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