Lake Houston construction manager blames contractor for attack, concussion
A construction manager is suing after, he says, he suffered a concussion when the president of a Spring-area construction company physically attacked him at a Lake Houston project site.
Lake Houston resident James Roberts filed a lawsuit on Aug. 4 in Harris County District Court against Richard Egan, of Spring, and Interactive Construction Systems citing assault, offensive physical contact, negligence and gross negligence.
Roberts, a project construction manager at Allied Star Construction & Consulting, says that within five minutes during a March 22 business meeting, he was attacked, punched in the face and knocked unconscious by Interactive’s president, Egan.
Roberts claims the attack, which left him with a concussion, followed the signing of a Dec. 22, 2010, business contract between Allied and Interactive for the new construction of a gas station, located at 13955 E. Sam Houston Parkway in Lake Houston. Roberts called the meeting with Egan to discuss defects in the building’s stucco fascia, according to the press release.
The suit alleges that other Allied employees and subcontractors intervened, restraining Egan from injuring Roberts further.
Roberts is seeking multiple damages, attorney’s fees and court costs. He is being represented in the case by Houston attorney M. Ali Zakaria.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-45908.
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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