A League City resident is facing a lawsuit after allegedly causing a fatal car collision.

Imelda Mancera, as Parent of Miguel A. Patino and Jose M. Patino, minors of Marcelino P. Patino, deceased, filed a lawsuit Jan. 27 in the District Court of Galveston County 56th Judicial District against Nicholas Kay Howland, citing negligence. 

According to the complaint, on Nov. 21, 2013, Howland was negligently driving and collided with Marcelino Patino, causing Marcelino's death.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum.

They are being represented in the case by attorney Carlos Garza of Martin, Garza & Fisher LLP.

Galveston County District Court Case No. 14-CV-0107


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Galveston County District 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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