GALVESTON – A La Marque owner of a Texas City property alleges former tenants left hazardous chemicals and waste inside a building and that it had to pay to remove it.

Yode Investments filed a complaint on June 9 in Galveston County District Court against AAA Chemicals Inc., Howard W. Apel II and James T. Scholes alleging breach of contract and negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it sustained monetary and property damages as a result of having to pay for the disposal of chemical waste left on its property by the defendants in 2014, despite requests for cleanup. The plaintiff holds AAA Chemicals Inc., Apel II and Scholes responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to timely pay their rent and after they were locked out by the plaintiffs, they left gallons of chemicals and hazardous waste inside the building. The plaintiff alleges it has paid more than $350,000 in costs.

The plaintiff seeks all damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Mike Johnston and Mason Meyer of Sullins, Johnston, Rohrbach & Magers in Houston.

Galveston County District Court Case number 16-CV-0699

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