Allstate Files Suit Against Houston Towing Companies

December 16, 2009

Allstate Insurance Company has filed a lawsuit in Harris County, Texas, against several towing companies, alleging fraud and false representation involving more than 100 Houston area motorists. The lawsuit is seeking actual and exemplary damages totaling more than $180,000.

Three family members operating Houston automobile towing, storage and repair companies lead a list of seven defendants accused of over-charging for routine tow services and disassembling vehicles belonging to unsuspecting Harris County accident victims

The suit alleges the defendants intentionally overcharged Allstate Insurance Company and falsely claimed “tear downs” of some vehicles in their possession were authorized by the vehicle owners – further escalating charges to the insurer.

Allstate filed the suit in Harris County state District Court against individual business owners, Faraj “Sam” Said, Ghassan “Gus” Said, Ibrahim Said, and Patrick Green, their corporate entities and their related towing, storage and repair companies.

Allstate said the lawsuit was filed following an extensive investigation by its Special Investigative Unit and seeks reimbursement of monies Allstate has paid in alleged overcharges.

The defendants named in the lawsuit include Faraj “Sam” Said, Ghassan “Gus” Said, Ibrahim Said, Patrick Green, Noor Said Enterprises Inc. (aka Noor Enterprise Inc.), Budget Collision Inc. and National Auto Collision, Inc. The lawsuit identifies several businesses operated by the named defendants, including National Auto Collision, Budget Auto Collision, Holmes Road Storage, South Loop Storage and others.

Source: Allstate Corporation,

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