Carrie Bradon Jan. 21, 2016, 2:16pm


HOUSTON — A customer is suing Heartland Recreational Vehicles, as well as other defendants, alleging deceptive trade practices.

Raymond Wittek filed a complaint Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, RV Station Ltd, and U.S. Bank NA, alleging deceptive trade practice, lender liability and breach of express warranties.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 16, 2014, Wittek purchased a Big Country RV from Heartland in new condition, and the total cost was $300,000, including financing charges. The purchase for his personal use. 

The suit states the defendant's warranty would cover repairs, which resulted from defective workmanship. The plaintiff alleges his RV had many defects, including water damage, electrical problems and battery issues. 

Despite Wittek's attempts to receive repairs or refunds for the damages, the suit states, Heartland failed to do so. 

Wittek seeks damages for cost of repairs, reduction of value, as well as mental anguish and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Richard C. Dalton of Mandeville, Louisiana.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00083

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