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Wagner Construction accused of damaging underground wire

By Matt Russell | Jun 6, 2014

An electrical company is suing, claiming a construction company negligently damaged their equipment.

Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric LLC filed suit May 23 in the Galveston County County Court at Law No. 1 against D. Wagner Construction Co. Inc., citing negligence.  According to the complaint, the defendant company was performing sewer work for the village of Tiki Island on June 6, 2012, when it damaged the plaintiff's underground residential distribution wire at 123 Bora Bora Drive, Tiki Island. Repairs of the damaged wire cost the plaintiff company approximately $6,123.07, which the defendant has failed to reimburse, the suit alleges.

The plaintiff is seeking damages within the jurisdictional limits, plus costs. It is represented by attorney Jeffrey Wells Oppel of Oppel & Goldberg PLLC in Houston.

Galveston County County Court at Law No. 1 Case No. CV-0072161

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Galveston County County Court at Law No. 1. 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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