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Customer alleges car restoration company made repairs without authorization


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

HOUSTON — A customer is suing a Houston car restoration company, alleging the defendant made repairs without his authorization.

Kelvin Bienvenue of Harris County filed a complaint April 21 in Harris County District Court against A Plus Customs and Restorations, alleging conversion and theft.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 15 Bienvenue's 2017 Cadillac was being driven by Terry Sayers when an accident occurred. The suit states Bienvenue asked that a tow company take the car to A Plus for repairs and restoration. 

The plaintiff alleges on Feb. 2, he contacted the defendant to see if the insurance company had conducted an estimate on the vehicle. The suit says A Plus informed Bienvenue that the repairs already had been finished and would cost $17,530.78. The plaintiff alleges he never gave authorization for repairs to be made and was informed by a letter March 25, that the defendant intended to filed a mechanic lien on the vehicle and to sell it.

Bienvenue seeks monetary relief of $47,000, attorney fees, court costs, inerest and all other equitable relief. He is represented by attorney Taurus Stringfellow of Stringfellow Taylor & Associates PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-27781

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