Company alleges businessman made false representations

By Carrie Bradon | May 8, 2019

HOUSTON — A Spring company is suing a Houston man who owned another business and allegedly made false representations in order to convince the plaintiff to buy the business.

Coleman Express Inc. filed a complaint April 29 in Harris County District Court against Lagrone Enterprises Inc. and Lamont L. Lagrone, alleging false representations, breach of agreement and acts of omission.

According to the complaint, Lagrone made numerous representations to Coleman Express in order to persuade the plaintiff to purchase a turn key business. The suit says the defendant failed to disclose some facts and lied about other aspects, such as stating that the enterprise was a turn key business. 

The plaintiff alleges Lagrone stated that the company trucks were in good working order and that the drivers were well trained, both of which were not true. The defendant also allegedly stated that the yearly growth of the business was 34.5%, which was not true. 

After purchasing the business, the plaintiff says it became aware that Lagrone's representations were false and it demands a full refund of the purchase price of $310,000.

Coleman Express seeks relief of between $200,000 and $1 million, judgment of at least $10,000 for attorney fees, court costs and all other just relief. It is represented by attorneys Bruce C. Tough and Paula E. Hughes of Tough Law Firm PLLC in Spring.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-29759

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