Matt Russell Jul. 14, 2014, 8:40pm

A cabinet business owner faces a lawsuit for allegedly not completing work on an Alvin home. 

Clay Hazzard filed suit July 2 in Galveston County District Court against Chad Green, individually and doing business as South Texas Cabinet Sales. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is building a new home in Alvin and hired the defendant to install cabinetry and paneling Feb. 5, for a total cost of $36,917.55. Hazzard paid an initial installment of $9,000 with the understanding the defendant would complete the bulk of the work from Feb. 7 to March 7. Two separate change orders were then agreed on by both parties, which the plaintiff paid for with a second installment, totaling $16,958.48 on Feb. 27, the suit states.

On March 7 the defendant requested another check from the plaintiff for materials in the amount of $8,296, which were apparently not included in the defendant's original estimate, according to the suit. Hazzard wrote the defendant a check the following day to cover the additional costs, which when added to previous payments totaled $34,254.58 paid to the defendant, despite very little work being done, the suit states. Following the last payment, the defendant has been contacted numerous times about the work, which remains unfinished, but has failed to respond.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract, fraud and negligent misrepresentation. 

Hazzard is seeking actual damages, treble damages, exemplary damages, costs and fees. He is represented by Houston attorney John W. Belk.

Galveston County District Court Case No. 14-CV-0721   This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in 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 represents only one side of the story.

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