FORT WORTH, Texas - For the third time in a year the city of Forth Worth is accused of mistakenly tearing down a home.
In a lawsuit filed this week in district court, Jorge Rodriguez says he received a "partially illegible letter" last May stating his house was scheduled for a teardown. Rodriguez says he went to the city and was assured the letter was a clerical error. Nevertheless, the house was later demolished. He's seeking $50,000 in damages.
The city last year temporarily halted the demolition of substandard structures when a contractor was discovered to have mistakenly razed two other homes.
City officials settled a lawsuit for $62,500 in April with one couple whose home was wrongfully destroyed.
City spokesman Bill Begley says he can't comment on Rodriguez's case because litigation is pending.