HOUSTON – A former tenant of a Houston condominium unit is alleged to have cost more than $30,000 in damages by failing to report a clogged toilet twice.
Premier Towers LP filed a complaint on May 13 in the Harris County District Court against Mark Sooby alleging breach of contract
The plaintiff alleges it leased two condominium units in Houston to the defendant and that the defendant lived in one unit and his daughter-in-law, Felicia Sooby, and a grandson lived in the other.
The suit states on or about Feb. 19, 2018, the toilet in Felicia Sooby's unit filled and ran over after flushing, causing water to damage four floors of the building and damages of more than $17,000. The plaintiff alleges a licensed plumber determined the toilet was clogged by a flushed feminine hygiene product. The suit states Felicia Sooby knew of the problem and did not report it, instead she left for work.
The suit states on Sept. 10, 2018, the toilet again overflowed in Felicia Sooby's unit and this time the main waste line was clogged by latex party balloons. The suit states the water damaged a unit two floors below and other rooms. The plaintiff alleges this incident cost more than $20,000 in damages.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant owes $33,511.38 for the repairs and other costs.
The plaintiff is seeking relief for damages suffered, attorney's fees, actual damages, special damages, interest, costs of the suit and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Richard Melamed in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2019-33186