Robbie Hargett Nov. 23, 2015, 12:17pm


A Livingston couple sues RV manufacturers and sellers, alleging they purchased a defective RV.

Joseph Howard and Diane Howard filed a lawsuit Nov. 18 in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Forest River, Prime Time Manufacturing Division and Myers RV Center, alleging negligence, gross negligence, breach of contract, breach of express warranty and breach of implied warranty of fitness.

On July 15, 2014, the suit states, the Howards bought a Sanibel RV from Myers RV Center, which was manufactured by Prime Time, a division of Forest River. The RV was purchased to allow the plaintiffs to travel to and from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Joseph Howard was being treated for cancer, the suit says.

The suit alleges the RV was not reasonably fit for its intended purposes because of manufacturing defects, including faulty plumbing, black mold in the cargo and sub-floor, a water leak on the main transformer (a fire hazard), faulty air conditioning, faulty television and other defects.

The Howards seek compensatory and punitive damages, interests, attorney and expert fees, litigation expenses and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorney George Chandler of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley in Lufkin.

Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 9:15-cv-00162.

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