Clear Lake property owners blamed for coma, theft
Clear Lake property owners and operators are being sued over claims they failed to protect tenants from burglars.
Joshua Hupe filed a lawsuit on Oct. 28 in Harris County District Court against LNR Texas Partners, Inc. and BACM 2006-4 Marina Bay, LLC, citing negligence and negligence per se.
Hupe claims the defendants failed to increase security on the property he and his wife leased from them, located in the 3000 block of Marina Bay, after it was robbed on Dec. 25, 2010, even though the Hupes expressed concerns about the lack of lighting in the halls and the stairwells.
Afterwards, the Hupes lived through a second home invasion when an intruder, who the plaintiff believes to be an agent of the defendants, used a maintenance key to enter their home while they were in bed sleeping, according to the brief.
The suit alleges Hupe ended up in a coma after falling down a darkened stairwell while chasing the intruder.
Hupe is seeking actual and exemplary damages, as well as attorney’s fees and court costs. He is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Danny Sheena.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-65721.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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