Developer sues construction company for failing to pay sub-contractors

By Ben Hart | Jun 28, 2014

A Harris County business is suing a construction company for fraud and breach of contract.

Ray Hooker and Hooker Development LLC filed a lawsuit June 17 in the Galveston County District Court against David Solomon individually and doing business as Cavalier Construction, citing fraud and breach of contract. 

Hooker Development claims it contracted with Cavalier Construction to act in the capacity of general contractor in the construction of a building on plaintiffs property on Miramar Drive in La Porte. The suit alleges the defendants obtained the services of Corey Construction Houston LLC to provide goods and services for the building of a roof on the building. According to the suit, the plaintiffs paid the defendants for all the work performed on the building, relying on the defendants to pay any and all sub-contractors who worked on the building. 

The suit alleges the defendants failed to pay the sub-contractors even though they told the plaintiffs otherwise, resulting in the plaintiffs suffering liens against their property and a lawsuit for damages from sub-contractors in an amount exceeding $5,465.50.

The plaintiff is seeking damages of in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, interest and taxable court costs. The case is being represented by Houston attorneys Spencer G. Markle and Obed De La Cruz of Markle DeLaCruz LLP.

Galveston County District Court Case No. 14-cv-0665

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County Courthouse. 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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