Couple claims landlord retaliated against them, gave 12 hours to vacate Santa Fe property

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 11, 2017

GALVESTON – A Galveston County couple has filed suit against their League City landlord alleging they were retaliated against after the residence was damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Gabriel San Miguel and Jennifer San Miguel filed a complaint on Nov. 9 in the Galveston County District Court against Tona Jean Keller alleging retaliation, intrusion on seclusion and intentional infliction of emotion distress.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs leased and resided in a Santa Fe property owned by the defendant that was damaged by flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in August. The suit states the defendant hired a third-party contractor to make repairs to the property and that the contractor verbally assaulted Jennifer San Miguel and damaged the plaintiffs' property. The suit states the contractor was arrested at the property and that the defendant in response gave the plaintiffs 12 hours to vacate the property. The plaintiffs allege they moved Oct. 1.

The plaintiffs hold Keller responsible because the defendant allegedly retaliated against them because of their protected act.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of $100,000 or less, possession of the property and all other relief to which they are entitled to receive. They are represented by Robert W. Musemeche of Musemeche Law PC in Webster.

Galveston County District Court case number CV-0079971

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