Monday, August 17, 2015

Mom Sues Son For Psychologically Strong-Arming Her Into Signing Over POA While She Was Incapacitated & Recuperating From Multiple Brain Surgeries, Then Buying $350K House; Suit Seeks Title To Home, Other Damages

In Galveston, Texas, The Southeast Texas Record reports:
  • A Pflugerville woman is suing her son, alleging he coerced her into giving him power of attorney while see suffered from a medical condition.

    Vicki Boening filed a lawsuit June 9 in the Galveston County District Court against Christopher Finch, alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, fraud by nondisclosure and conversion.

    According to the suit, in June 2010 Boening was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, and from 2010 through 2012, the plaintiff underwent extensive brain surgeries to treat hydrocephalus. While recovering from the medical treatment and incapacitated, the suit says, Finch forced Boening to sign a power of attorney, giving the defendant the authority to make decisions relating to his mother's medical and financial condition.

    According to the lawsuit, Finch coerced Boeing to purchase property at 6825 Highland Road, Santa Fe, Texas, for $350,000 and $100,000 in repairs and renovations. The suit also alleges the defendant exercised dominance and control over Boeing.

    Boeing seeks title to the Highland Road property and damages, including attorney fees and legal costs. She is represented by attorney Laura Roth of Pflugerville.

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