Spring resident accused of lying about pubs profitability
An investment company is suing after, it says, a Spring resident engaged in fraud and conspiracy to sell an unprofitable restaurant.
Rogue Investments filed a lawsuit on Sept. 1 in the Harris County District Court against Texas Tarts, Inc. and Spring resident Kristin Trostle, citing violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, gross negligence and conspiracy.
Rogue Investments says it has been suffering financially since it agreed to pay Trostle and Texas Tarts $275,000 for the Rogue Pub, located at 13150 FM 529 in Cy-Fair.
According to the brief, the defendants, to induce Rogue into purchasing the pub, knowingly made false statements about the business, including that it generated more than $600,000 in revenue per year.
Rogue Investments is seeking damages, attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Bobby Newman.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-52509.
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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