Claiming Harvey damaged items in private storage, woman files suit against Downtown Houston residential high rise

By John Suayan | Sep 21, 2018

HOUSTON – Claiming a residential high rise in Downtown Houston misrepresented that the contents stored in her private storage on the premises would be protected during a storm last year, Annie Wade has pursued legal action.

Recent Harris County District Court records show that Wade filed a lawsuit against Woodbranch Tower, LLC, doing business as Market Square Tower, on Sept. 20.

According to the original petition, the plaintiff was out of town when the disturbance which later became Hurricane Harvey was making its way towards the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. She communicated directly with the defendant “in an attempt to adequate prepare for the storm.”

Court documents further explain that Wade expressed her intent to have her possessions in the private storage removed ahead of Harvey’s landfall, but the respondent “dissuaded (her) for coordinating these efforts.”

Market Square reportedly assured the complainant that her items “would be protected from any potential flood damage because the premises had working pumps that would remove any water in the basement and storage area,” to which the suit refutes as “false.”

Consequently, Wade seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by Chukwudi Egbuonu of the Law Office of Chukwudi Egbuonu in Houston.

Harris County 215th District Court Case No. 2018-66226

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