Webster Holiday Inn blames contractor for mold infestation
A contractor and his company are being sued over claims his work product caused a Webster Holiday Inn to become infested with mold.
Webster Hotel filed a lawsuit on Nov. 11 in Harris County District Court against Ritesh Patel and Matrix Builder, citing breach of contract, breach of implied warranty and negligence.
Webster Hotel says on Nov. 13, 2007, it hired the defendants to furnish labor, materials and equipment at a Holiday Inn in Webster, which was completed in 2009. The suit alleges in June, the hotel closed the entire fifth floor because of bad odors, water stains and mold. On Oct. 5, poor air quality on the fourth floor of the hotel necessitated its closure as well, according to the brief.
Webster Hotel claims this low air quality and mold infestation resulted from the defendants’ poor construction.
Webster Hotel is seeking loss of revenue, property damage, attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Eric Lipper.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-68659.
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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