HOUSTON – A Houston consumer alleges a contractor she hired to repair damages caused by Hurricane Harvey walked off of the job.
Griselda Aguilar filed a complaint on Dec. 10 in the Harris County District Court against Herminio De Jesus, individually and doing business as De Jesus Remodeling, alleging that the contractor violated the Texas Deceptive Trades and Practices Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she contracted defendants to remodel her home for $26,500 because it was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. She alleges the defendant abandoned the job when she refused to advance an additional $4,000 that was not part of the original deal.
The plaintiff holds De Jesus responsible because the defendant allegedly breached the contract by using below-grade materials, performing the work in an unworkmanlike manner and walking off the project without good cause.
The plaintiff seeks all damages, attorney's fees, costs and expenses and such other and further relief to which she may be justly entitled. She is represented by Sergio A. Trevino of The Law Offices of Sergio A. Trevino in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-87547