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Houston medical building alleges contractor's negligence resulted in property damages


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

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HOUSTON — The owners of a Houston medical building are suing a contractor, alleging the defendants' negligence resulted in property damages.

Texas HCP Medical Office Buildings LP filed a complaint April 23 in Harris County District Court against Scott & Reid General Contractors Inc and Marek Sawing & Drilling LLC, alleging negligence, breach of contract, breach of warranty and breach of workmanlike standard.

According to the complaint, Texas HCP contracted the defendants on Jan. 30, 2017, and Scott & Reid hired Marek as a subcontractor to help with renovations at the Museum Medical Tower, 1213 Hermann Drive. On Feb. 5, 2018, the suit says, the defendants cut into a sidewalk adjacent to the building's parking garage. This allegedly resulted in the collapse of an underground electrical vault, causing proeprty and monetary damages to the plaintiff.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants performed the work without skill, care or due diligence

Texas HCP Medical Office Buildings seeks between $200,000 and $1 million, attorney fees, trial by jury and all other just relief. It is represented by attorneys John W. Maniscalco, H. Jerome Gette and Alexander Z. Gette of Gette Law PLLC in Frisco.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-28220

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