BP America sues moving company, claims it delivered moldy property
BP America is suing a moving company with a local office in Cy-Fair, claiming the movers delivered mold-infected property of a family that moved from Malaysia to Houston, destroying the possessions of an employee and contaminating his home.
BP America Inc., and BP Asia Pacific (Malaysia) filed a lawsuit on Sept. 29 in the Harris County District Court against Crown Worldwide Movers, Crown Forwarding Inc., doing business as Crown Relocations and Crown Pacific, and Crown Pacific Inc., over alleged breach of contract.
The plaintiffs claim that they hired the defendants to move the household of employee David Toot from Kuala Lumpur to Houston, including all packing, removal, transportation, storage and fumigation services.
By the time that the items arrived at his new Houston home, they were mold infested and even though the movers were alerted to the problem, they allegedly continued bringing the items into the house, contaminating the carpet, drapes and other areas and causing extensive damage.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages for property loss, cleaning and removing the mold from the home, all moving and storage expenses, medical expenses and other damages as well.
The plaintiffs are represented in this case by Houston attorney Michael Smith.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-64232
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