HOUSTON – A Harris County man has sued the Harris County Toll Road Authority, claiming the entity laid dubious charges on him.
Daniel Jara filed a lawsuit against the HCTRA in the Harris County 334th District Court on Aug. 24.
According to Jara, he had a Chase Bank credit card on file with the defendant, but he spotted what he perceives were unauthorized charges on his older closed account last March.
The HCTRA did not have authorization the defunct account and “had no reasonable explanation as to why it stopped charging” the active account, the original petition says.
Jara asserts he was never made aware of any issues with his account until he received a citation for illegally having his vehicle on a toll road.
The respondent allegedly placed the plaintiff in default “despite the issue being solely on their end.”
“The defendant refused to correct its errors and continues to contend the violations are owed,” the suit says.
Jara consequently seeks a temporary restraining order in addition to a jury trial.
He is represented by attorneys John V. Mastriani and Christopher M. Thornhill of The Mastriani Law Firm in Houston.
Harris County 334th District Court Case No. 2017-56804