WARREN – A woman from Howland sued a Youngstown-based real estate company, broker, real estate agent and resident of Girard.
She accuses them in a court file of illegally entering into a transaction for her Robbins Avenue, Niles property and of entering the property illegally and causing damages of over $ 30,000.
A lawsuit was filed last week by attorney Daniel P. Thomas de Warren, representing Karen Macali of North Road NE. The case was referred to Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan.
Logan has no scheduled hearings in this case. The court record shows that the defendants were served on April 26.
The defendants are Jabbe’s 6 Inc. – doing business as RE / MAX Valley Real Estate of Youngstown – its broker Kenneth Burton, real estate agent Sonja Ezzo and Tyler M. Stoddard of Girard, who had entered into a contract to purchase the Macali’s house on Robbins Avenue in March. .
The main office of RE / MAX Valley Real Estate is located at 1040 S. Commons Place in Boardman.
Attempts to contact RE / MAX Valley Real Estate, the broker and agent by email and telephone were unsuccessful.
The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $ 30,000 plus interest, attorney fees, costs and other remedies that the judge deems fair, the lawsuit said.
According to the record, Ezzo and Burton, who work for RE / MAX, represented Stoddard as his agent in connection with the purchase of the property at 706 Robbins Ave. for $ 160,000. Stoddard had deposited $ 1,000 with RE / MAX and the sales contract was to be concluded by March 25, 2021, the lawsuit said.
On March 27, before the deal was closed and ownership was legally transferred and registered, the lawsuit alleges that Ezzo, with Burton’s approval, gave Stoddard illegal access and possession to Robbins’ property. Avenue.
The defendants “were negligent in allowing illegal entry into the property and breached” the contract, the lawsuit says – adding that the defendants were liable for the damages suffered.
Thomas in the lawsuit calls for a jury trial. According to the Trumbull County Auditor’s website, Macali still owns the property.