Deerbrook Mall sues former tenants
The Deerbrook Mall is suing former tenants, claiming they vacated their lease space early and never paid it off.
Deerbrook Mall, in Humble, filed a lawsuit in Harris County District Court on Dec. 14 against Satya Gargi and Madhu Gargi, both of Missouri City.
According to the suit, Deerbrook Mall claims that the Gargis signed a five-year lease in October 2008 for a 1,142-square-foot space in the mall. In January 2010, the Gargis executed an amendment to the lease that allowed them to use a portion of their construction allowance against the minimum annual rent for the period of December 2009 through September 2010. The Gargis were credited $27,518.93 towards their rent obligations.
Deerbrook goes on to say that the Gargis vacated their space in September, prior to the expiration of the term of the lease and the credit period. They also failed to pay the balance of the rent and additional fees for September 2010, which totaled $2,682.27.
Deerbrook Mall is seeking actual damages, attorney’s fees, pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs, additional attorney’s fees if the case is appealed in the court of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court, and all other entitled damages.
Deerbrook Mall is being represented by Houston attorneys Lee A. Collins and Sara Richey Waller.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-80977.
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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