Memorial company sues Fort Bend residents over facilitation fee
A Memorial company is suing Fort Bend residents after agreeing to manage the outpatient psychiatric department of St. Michael’s Hospital.
Memorial-area FDPP Inc. filed a lawsuit on March 9 in the Harris County District Court against Fort Bend residents Ronald Turner and Ramonda Tezeno, alleging breach of contract.
FDPP says that Turner offered it the right to manage St. Michael’s outpatient psychiatric department, for a facilitation fee of 15 percent of FDPP’s net profits. FDPP agreed, signing a facilitation fee contract with the defendants on Feb. 25, 2011.
FDPP claims it later discovered that the two $15,000 checks it delivered to the defendants for the right to manage the psychiatric department were deposited into Tezeno’s Amegy Bank account instead of St. Michael’s account and were flagged as potentially fraudulent. According to the brief, FDPP has since learned that the defendants are struggling financially, facing foreclosure proceedings.
FDPP is seeking injunctive relief to prevent the defendants from spending any portion of the $30,000, actual damages, attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Justin Strother.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-14908.
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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