GEICO is suing a Galveston, TX, body shop, alleging fraud and conversion.
GEICO as subrogee of Donna Lowth, filed a lawsuit February 21, 2014, in the Galveston County Court against Tennison Collision Auto Body Shop, doing business as Harborside Collision, citing consumer fraud and conversion.
The complaint alleges that on January 11, 2014, the defendant intentionally defrauded Lowth and GEICO by falsely advising Lowth that all costs associated with the towing, hauling, and/or repair would be covered by GEICO.
Lowth alleges the defendant added additional, unnecessary, and fraudulent charges to Lowth’s bill, according to the complaint.
GEICO is seeking immediate release of the vehicle, punitive damages, treble damages, fees, and costs.
The plaintiff is being represented in the case by attorneys David S. Knight and John D. Murphy of David Knight & Associates.