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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Any recourse for delayed home construction?

The contract said the job was to be completed in approx 9 months from ground break date (barring any natural disasters or supply shortages). It has now been delayed approx 4 times, and we’re now looking at a completion date of approx 1 year. One major delay was the foundation of the house (part... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Hello, the apartment building was sold last year and I'm up for a new lease. There were a nuber of issues cracks in wal

ls and ceilings But one main issue is under old ownership the tenant above my apartment installed a bidet incorrectly and overflowed and water came through my bathroom ceiling. I mentioned my concern about mold and the maintenance man stated the building material were mold resistant. I advised the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 1, 2024

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. While some questions here go unanswered, you could try reposting under Landlord/Tenant for better chances of a response. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Banking for Wisconsin on
Q: My bank has listed online on my latest statement that they have written my car loan off as bad debt. When writing the

Loan off what now are my legal obligations to the loan and does the bank need to file a lien release on the vehicle?

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

When a bank writes off your car loan as bad debt, it means the bank has deemed the debt unlikely to be collected and has removed it from their books. However, this does not absolve you of your responsibility to pay the loan. You are still legally obligated to repay the debt, and the bank or a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Contracts and Communications Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Did my employer breach my employee agreement by failing to give 30-day prior notice?

I'm a salaried, contract employee. My agreement was for four years, with an optional fifth year. That fifth year was at the sole discretion of the company and they would provide "30 days' prior written notice (e-mail sufficing)".

I received notice they would pick up that... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 5, 2023

Under the facts you described, you are free to reject their untimely notice and end the contract, or you can waive the timing issue and continue working at the end of the four years in twelve days.

If you want to negotiate a new contract, be sure to carefully and clearly document that your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: How can I find out if someone has power of attorney over me
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 12, 2023

Since you would be the person to have signed the power of attorney, you can review the documents you have signed to determine if any of them give your agent power of attorney over you (ie a durable medical power of attorney).

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Is it illegal to offer a land contract at zero % interest in Wisconsin?
T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Aug 31, 2023

In Wisconsin, it is not inherently illegal to offer a land contract at zero percent interest. A land contract is a legitimate arrangement where the seller finances the sale of a property to the buyer. The interest rate and terms of a land contract are typically negotiable between the parties... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: Do all parties who signed the original contract have to sign a replacement contract in Wisconsin to be valid
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 10, 2023

It Depends. (typical lawyer answer) It depends on what the contract says about modifications, does it require all parties to sign in order to modify? You have to read the contract because the terms will control modifications or extensions. If people don't sign, you cannot bind them to it.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: I signed a contract that states if I quit I can't work for another company similar to there's with so many miles.

Will this hold up in court?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 19, 2023

It depends on information which is not contained in your question. You can take the contract with the non-compete to an employment lawyer in or near the county where you want to work.

The FTC has proposed a rule that will make non-competes invalid across the United States when it goes into...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: I have a contract to provide a solar system and supply maintenance for 20 years. They have closed doors.

They have closed their doors and are under "restructuring. " They are working to finish install and start taking draws on account. What should I be doing to make sure they don't change their name, take the money and leave without providing service for 20 years?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 5, 2023

Don't pay them anything until they finish the install, you verify that the system is working as represented, and they give reasonable assurances of performance by posting a performance bond ensuring that they will provide all necessary maintenance services for 20 years as agreement.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: Should I get a lawyer involved?

Was roped into a 55,000 contract for solar panels because they made me sign for the paper copy of the contract. Didn't know I was signing the actual contract. Now they came to install solar panels did half the job and left. Ive been calling for over a month and just found out the company went... View More

J. David Krekeler
J. David Krekeler
answered on Mar 20, 2023

Almost certainly. You clearly have claims for breach of contract, but you might also have claims under Wisconsin’s theft by contractor statute. All monies paid to a contractor by an owner for improvements constitute a trust fund in the hands of the contractor. These monies can only be used for... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I sold my house via land contract. If I need to send the buyer a written notice, does a lawyer need to send it?

I inherited a house from my father and sold it to a friend via land contract in 2014. He has payed the monthly payment regularly until recently. The contract states if a default payment continues for 30 days, I must provide notice thereof, delivered personally or mailed by certified mail, that he... View More

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answered on Oct 31, 2022

You definitely need an attorney. Filing suit for eviction and possession will be critical.

"Foreclose" does not sound applicable, but if it is, you have problems. Lessee will not

leave easily after paying out alot of money, and may sue you in equity. Damage to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Internet Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I find out if I'm one of the claimants on Davis versus Facebook?
Adam T. Carralejo
Adam T. Carralejo
answered on Aug 8, 2022

The class action has a website where you can do this, here:

https://www.fbinternettrackingsettlement.com/submit-claim.php

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: How to handle a company that failed to complete contract and their loan company seeking payments?

Hired a company to remodel bath/tub area. They put in wrong materials, wrong (cheap) hardware, total sloppy job. We had local manager come in, he said they have to tear out and start from scratch. Then we never heard from them again. Multiple phone calls to salesman/manager/corporate HQ have gone... View More

Nathan DeLadurantey
Nathan DeLadurantey
answered on May 18, 2021

It sounds like you may have claims against the contractor - and defenses on the loan. It will be based (in part) on some additional facts and the contents of any written documents you signed. I suggest contacting a Wisconsin consumer lawyer for a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for Wisconsin on
Q: I'd like to know how I end the easement on my property.
Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton
answered on Oct 7, 2020

There is no one answer to this question. Whether you have the ability to end the easement, is going to depend on a variety of factors, including the original language in the document in which the easement was granted. I suggest reviewing the deed with the easement language in it with a qualified... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Municipal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What is the difference between a Request for Proposal and a Bid? Which should come first regarding a fire station build?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 19, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In general and basic terms, a Request for Proposal is meant to solicit a Proposal from contractors. As for the Bid, to solicit those, a business may use an Invitation to Bid. If you're talking about a fire... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Wisconsin on
Q: With consent, can I create an account for another person for liability insurance and purchase a policy on their behalf?

Basically, I want to purchase on-demand liability insurance for independent contractors that get jobs through my site and I want to know if it is illegal to make this purchase as if I am them if I have their consent in signature form.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 9, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Insurance is generally governed by state laws, but as a general matter, if information falls through the cracks and the carrier raises a defense that they were not provided with accurate information as to a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Q: Can a landlord in wisconsin deny a tenant to break a lease?

I am looking to break my lease in Wisconsin but my landlord is saying that my only option is to sublease and that I cannot break my lease

Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
answered on Mar 31, 2020

A tenant may choose to break the lease. The landlord is then under a duty to mitigate damages - essentially to try to re-rent the unit. The tenant may then be held liable for the months in which no rent was collected from the tenant or the new tenant, the difference between the new tenant's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My lease expires Feb 28th this year I gave my notice Feb 11th that I would be out march 25th but they are saying I will

Be responsible for April's rent I was paying 570 and they upped it to 645 this month so I thought that being month to month you only had to give 30 days notice ?plz help me

Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
answered on Mar 5, 2020

For a month to month lease you have to give 28 days notice before the beginning of the next rental period unless the lease has a different notice provision. See Section 704.19 below:

704.19  Notice necessary to terminate periodic tenancies and tenancies at will.

704.19(1)(1) ...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Seller did not record easement as stated in the signed offer to purchase contract, Now sold his house. Do I lose rights?

My "residential offer to purchase" agrees to ingress egress easement from neighbor owner for parking. "seller shall deliver a written assessment in recordable form". Seller owned both homes at the time. 10yrs using easement access, the seller never recorded the easement and just... View More

Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton
answered on Feb 28, 2020

I am sorry to hear about this situation. Did the seller ever deliver the written assessment to you in recordable form? If so, it sounds like it may have been your responsibility to record it as the new buyer. Does the offer to purchase explicitly state who is supposed to record the easement? I... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Who's responsible for the repairs after a home has been closed? How many days do you have to cancel the sale of a home ?
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
answered on Feb 22, 2020

In New York? None unless possibly bringing an equitable action based on fraud and concealment. I wouldn’t count on it.

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