Southwest Houston company accused of looting, destroying valuables
A Southwest Houston company is being sued over claims it conspired to destroy and loot the property of a local woman.
Edna Triggs filed a lawsuit July 6 in the Harris County District Court against Southwest Houston company ACT Catastrophe Texas and its officer Williams Balke, citing, among other things, conspiracy, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud.
Triggs says in August 2011 the defendants damaged or converted $36,079 worth of her personal belongings, including a wedding ring valued at $15,000, other jewelry valued at $3,000 and an antique grandfather clock valued at $1,000.
The defendants acted out of spite, because a judge ruled in favor of Triggs in a prior lawsuit, according to the brief.
Triggs is seeking attorney's fees, court costs and damages. She is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Eric Dick.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-38826.
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.