June 21, 2013

Tiki Island woman sued for failure to pay $15K for home renovations

GALVESTON – Bill Wyly Development Inc. has initiated litigation in an effort to collect about $15,000 from a Tiki Island woman.

According to a lawsuit filed June 17 in Galveston County District Court, Lizabeth W. Comiskey refused to pay for renovations performed on her residence by the plaintiff.

Both parties entered into a verbal agreement in which the complainant consented to renovate the exterior of Comiskey’s house in June 2012.

They first agreed for Wyly to frame a new staircase with a middle landing, but during the building phase, the defendant requested several additional renovations, the suit says.

It adds Comiskey stated that her father was extremely ill and she wanted the renovations swiftly completed in hopes that his health would improve enough to come and visit her.

Wyly proceeded with the additions, which reportedly included a 6′ X 40′ pier and a Jet Ski slip in the existing boat house, and then presented the respondent with an itemized invoice in October 2012.

The original petition alleges Comiskey “acknowledged and was extremely pleased with the renovations, but refused to tender payment.”

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks $14,592.58 and a jury trial.

Attorney Russell F. Plackemeier of Lyons & Plackemeier PLLC in Texas City is representing Wyly, and Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-791