I have a workers comp case headed to trial after 24 months. The day of the facilitation hearing after I turned down the offer my attorney informed me that I would have to pay for a physician’s testimony the deposition for my trial. He then told me I had 30 days to come up with the money or my... View More
Expert witnesses like physicians are typically compensated for their time testifying in legal proceedings by the party they are testifying for. This is true whether they testify live or by deposition. It is commonly necessary for such an expert to testify in cases involving a bodily injury to...View More
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It might be difficult to find what you describe - attorneys who sue in specific counties. Most law firms don't hold themselves out for the counties or districts they sue in. Instead, they hold themselves out...View More
I need some advice. 19 months ago I had a house fire. The company hired to complete the repairs has been a nightmare. Many jobs were done without any input from us on material, improperly, and things are non-functioning. The project was supposed to be completed in 8 month and here we... View More
No. There are no facts tgat yiu have provided that would support the general contractor’s holding onto your equipment. I would want to know more about the situation in order to evaluate the possibility that the general contractor has a justification for its actions.
Unfortunately I wasn't paid at all. My friend who got the job for me, through the construction company. During the whole processes of the job I had mainly had to go to him for questions and did get the first half down. Well the first half was $4700 and I only got 4000 thousand cash in a... View More
Sub-contractor gave a verbal price which I agreed too but told him to send me a written estimate. He went ahead and did the job without sending a written estimate. The invoice he sent is way more. I refused to pay and now he has an attorney threating a lien against the homeowner and lawsuit... View More
purchasing an outlot piece of land and they are tying theland purchase to the requirement to purchase a merch credit of 15% of the sale price at closing-- we would never purchase that much of material from them-- seems very shady
Building a pole building as a residential secondary building for personal storage. Typical 50 x 54 building with vertical beams spaced 8' on center. Inspector won't issue building permit unless beams are 6' on center. Also, inspector won't accept 18" preformed concrete... View More
The building code sets forth the minimum standard for construction. There must be something in the engineering report that causes their concern. A stamped report from structural engineer should be enough.
Lightning caused residential fire, home not restored to previous state (only evident now after removing small bit of drywall to investigate mold smell). Thinner insulation replaced, side of house lets small light into space (revealed after removing drywall) where boards do not come together (can... View More
In having some repairs done we knew needed to be done, we have uncovered issues that are really of great concern. The contractor left live wires dangling in the wall, left live electrical in the shower in two different places one was bare wires, not even capped. He did not water proof the backboard... View More
Get an estimate from a reputable contractor for what needs to be done, and what it will cost to repair the shoddy work. You need that to prove your damages caused by the first contractor. Then you can sue.
As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney about...View More
A home was broke into and a large amount of tools and equipment have been ripped off. The customer claims he does not have insurance on the property. The liability insurance policy of the person who had his tools ripped off will not cover it. They have basically said it's on the homeowner... View More
You've just witnessed what makes these sort of situations complicated: every insurance company is going to say someone or someone else's insurance is responsible. That said, I think a case can be made that the homeowner's insurance should be responsible.
We were mislead about the house's issues, and the cost to fix them. We now have spend more than twice what we were expecting, and we're nowhere near done. Never would have purchased this house if we had known that his "guys" were unskilled laborers who have both done terrible... View More
More information is needed to respond adequately to your question. Essentially, repair/construction work is governed by contract in Michigan. You say you have "conversations and agreement." Do you have a written contract regarding the price and work to be done? If there is no written...View More
If there is no 'certificate of compliance' for the property the tenant's obligation to pay rent can be "suspended" under the Detroit ordinance, but expect that if you do that there will be eviction proceedings and the City may well force you to move out.
If the lien impairs your exemption then you can motion the bankruptcy court to remove the lien.
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