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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: Landlord question (In Illinois) Should tenants be required to have renters insurance? Any benefit to the landlord?
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answered on Aug 12, 2023

Illinois law allows a landlord to require a prospective tenant to have renter's insurance, which by the way is for your benefit because it will cover any loss you incur for the contents of your rented space for covered losses stated in your contract of insurance such as fire or theft and is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Illinois on
Q: How do I get my money back from someone who tricked me into investing into his businesses. How can I sue?

I was told that I was a partner and would start seeing a return on the investment and was manipulated into giving money. I need to know my options as far as if I can recover some of my money back or if there's any alternatives that would allow me to get out of this business venture.

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answered on Aug 3, 2023

The facts you stated may give rise to a cause of action for common law fraud and statutory fraud, pursuant to the Illinois Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act. You may be entitled to obtain an award of your actual damages and for the attorney's fees and costs you incur.

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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: We have general contractor who has abandoned the project, and has not paid the subcontractors. He has done subpar work.

Because the contractor walked off the job, we had a home inspector come out and inspect for structural integrity. He found that over half of the load bearing walls must be repaired due to being crooked. All the windows have to be removed, and header and footer boards installed. The exterior doors... View More

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answered on Aug 3, 2023

Yes, you have stated facts that support suing the contractor for damages for breaching the contract and a cause of action for a breach of the Implied Warranty of Workmanship, whether the contract was written or oral, if your claim can be filed within the applicable statute of limitations.... View More

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