ORLANDO — A Windermere property owner is suing two buyers, alleging breach of contract.
Michael Taylor filed a complaint Dec. 20 in Orange County Circuit Court against Denis Prophete and Jashanah Griffith, alleging failure to comply with the terms of the contract or perform their obligations.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 7 or 8, 2018, Taylor contracted with defendants for the purchase of his property at 9108 Tintori Lane, Windermere, for the sum of $900,000.
Pursuant to the contract agreement, the suit says, Prophete and Griffith were required to deposit $20,000 as escrow on Nov. 12, 2018. Taylor says he received an unidentified wire in the amount of $19,440 that the defendants alleged was from them but Taylor's realtor determined the money was completely unrelated to the purchase of property.
On Dec. 3, 2018, the lawsuit alleges, despite demands, the defendants did not tender any money toward the purchase price and have not proceeded to closing.
The plaintiff alleges Prophete and Griffith have failed to tender any payment for purchase of the Windermere property and have made false statements of material fact, saying they sent $900,000 with which to purchase the properly and that they had it wired as the escrow deposit.
Taylor seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, plus interest, reasonable attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by attorney M. Jason O'Neal of Cornerstone Law Firm PLLC in Maitland.
Orange County Circuit Court case number 18-CA-013851