HOUSTON – A La Porte construction company is alleged to have fraudulently filed a lien on a property for work it did not do.
Darlene Baker filed a complaint on Jan. 18 in the Harris County District Court against Wade Construction & Roofing LLC and Christian Wade alleging violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 24, 2017, she contracted the defendants to replace the roof on two properties in La Porte for $10,000. She alleges while the defendants were removing the shingles, they caused a water pipe in the attic to break and water flowed into the dining room, damaging the drywall.
The suit states the plaintiffs sent her an invoice for $22,000 and filed a lien on the property in February 2018 seeking a balance of $11,936.04. The plaintiff alleges the defendant represented on the lien affidavit that it replaced decking, which is incorrect.
She alleges the roof still leaks and has caused further drywall damage and the defendants have refused to repair the work.
The plaintiff holds Wade Construction & Roofing LLC and Wade responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to perform work in a good and workmanlike manner and fraudulently filed a lien on her property.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of less than $100,000 and non-monetary relief. She is represented by Jonathan Wilfong of Martinez & Wilfong PLLC in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2019-04521