City sues homebuilder for $500K over cut down trees

City sues homebuilder for $500K over cut down trees

The City of Houston is suing a developer for half-a-million dollars for cutting down trees.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 6:57 PM

HOUSTON -- The City of Houston is suing a developer for half-a-million dollars for cutting down trees.

The city said Signature City Homes cut down a 100-year old live oak tree on Bomar Street, and another 100-year-old tree on Blodgett.

In its suit, the city accused the developer of conspiracy, claiming it cut the trees down at a time when few people would notice.

Signature City Homes released the following statement:

"Signature City Homes has tried multiple times to sensibly resolve this dispute, but the city instead is wasting taxpayer resources with frivolous litigation. This lawsuit is a cynical election-season stunt. We look forward to sharing with the court the city's conduct in this dispute."

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