HOUSTON – A Houston couple alleges a Montgomery County-based contractor charged them for work it did not provide.
Duwayne Pittman and Suzanne Pittman filed a complaint on Jan. 3 in the Harris County District Court against Black and White Construction LLC alleging breach of contract, common law fraud and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they contracted the defendant to complete remodeling and modifications to their home in 2014. The plaintiffs allege the contracts acknowledged they were owed credits for owner-finished work and materials but the defendant's invoices failed to reflect this.
The plaintiffs allege the defendant included charges for goods and services that it did not provide and that the plaintiffs grossly overpaid.
The plaintiffs also allege the work performed was defective, including improperly set doors and damaged paint.
The plaintiffs hold Black and White Construction LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to accurately reflect the credits owed to plaintiffs and was negligent in its construction on the residence.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of more than $200,000 but less than $1 million and such other and further relief to which they may be justly entitled. They are represented by T. Ernest Freeman of The Freeman Law Firm PC in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2019-00531