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Baytown couple alleges construction company diverted water onto their property


By Carrie Bradon | Mar 28, 2019

HOUSTON — A Baytown couple is suing a construction company, alleging that water was negligently diverted onto their property and caused immense damages.

Heather Gantt and Daniel Gantt filed a complaint March 26 in Harris County District Court against SER Construction Partners LLC, Longhorn Excavators Inc., and Kilgore Park LLC, alleging violation of the Texas Water Code Section, gross negligence, negligence, nuisance and trespass.

According to the complaint the Gantt property at 1538 Sterling Drive, Baytown, was damaged Dec. 8, 2018, when the defendants unlawfully diverted water onto the plaintiffs' property during rainfall. The suit says the water caused Baytown property to flood and the Gantts to be displaced. 

The plantiffs allege the defendants were negligent in failing to obtain the proper grading, drainage plans and permits.

The Gantts seek economic damages between $200,000 and $ 1 million, punitive and exemplary damages, attorney fees and costs related to the case as well as all other just relief. They are represented by attorneys Alejandro L. Padua and Sara E. Padua of Padua Law Firm PLLC in Houston.


Harris County District Court case number 2019-21666

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