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Q: I had received a total of 50,000 in grant money to fix my house the contractor didn't finish. its been 8 years?

My daughter at the time was just little and since this so called work has been done she is being hospitalized at least once a year with respiratory issues. My son has headaches all the time so bad he gets sent home from school and is on medication for them. but in reality it’s the house and may... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 23, 2017

Have a lawyer review the contract, communications, and facts of your legal issue to determine if there has been a breach of contract or negligence here. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and... Read more »

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Q: I am renovating an apt in Manhattan. My contractor made a major error by replacing a gas branch line.

After demolition, I discovered a gas branch line that obstructed passageway into a proposed hallway. I asked my licensed plumber if it was ok to relocate it higher. He said it's "no big deal", it's commonly done; we shouldn't have a problem because we are not touching the... Read more »

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Oct 11, 2016

Basically, on the given facts the plumbing contractor was in breach of the contractual duty to perform in a workmanlike manner. A demand letter should be issued to the plumber subtracting the amount of work you paid him for the unacceptable work and adding the amount that you will need to pay to... Read more »

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