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Q: Under common law does Indiana recognize UCC 1-207 ?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 10, 2023

Indiana statutorily adopted the UCC. UCC 1.207 is IN Code 26-1-1-207:

The UCC is statutory law, not common law, although many of its provisions originated from the common law of merchants

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I place a construction lein on a nursing home in Indiana for worked preformed

If I was contracted by a company to preform labor and they failed to pay me for my services

Michael Ray Smith
Michael Ray Smith
answered on Sep 3, 2023

Maybe, depending on the facts. One particularly important fact is how long it has been since you worked on the project. For this type of construction, assuming the nursing home is privately owned (other rules apply if it is publicly owned), you have 90 days after the last day you provided labor... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Environmental for Indiana on
Q: I have mold in my house making me and my kids sick what is the landlord's obligations and there's no lease involved here

Also have electrical wiring issues no sink I moved in here with feces on the walls and floor and no floor in the kitchen old plumbing is really messed up septic is backed up

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 30, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks, and you express some immediate concerns about the safety and welfare of your family. One option here is to repost your question and include Landlord-Tenant as a category. Although all your category selections make... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Indiana on
Q: Can the city decided to cancel the contract and do the demolition themselves.?

I have a contract with the city parks and recreation to tare down 2 horse barns, for the lumber. No cost to the city. I still have to pay my employees. No finish/completion date was set in the contract. Can the park superintendent decide to have city employees take the barns down an cancel the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 28, 2020

An Indiana attorney could answer best, but you await an answer for four weeks. It could depend on the terms of the contract, particularly if it contained any provisions for cancellation. One option might be to review the contract with an Indiana attorney. COVID-related defenses have been used in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Construction Law and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: can I run away if I don’t feel safe in my house ?

My mother blames us for the way her boyfriend treats her they fight all the time the last fight they had he called my mom crazy and then he called me crazy when me and my mom get in fights she thinks it ok to put her hands on me last time she put her hands on me I threatened to call the cops and... View More

James Avery
James Avery
answered on May 7, 2020

A better option might be to call County Dept of Social Services and make a report, they will find you a safe home if necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: Is there anything that can stop construction of something on neighboring property that will lower my property value?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 17, 2019

Not if the structure will be in compliance with zoning and other laws, and the project is run in compliance with OSHA, environmental, labor, fire & safety, and other codes. Your question remained open for three weeks. Those are some general considerations. You could consult with an Indiana... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Construction Law for Indiana on
Q: Hello we bought a home from a man with a realistate licence we found 16k in mold we cannot find an attorney ti help

We will have to forcloseits if we can't find help this will ruin our family the home is a conventional 97 home ready for a single woman two kids with a cosigner the home is supposed to be habitable and it's not we cannot afford two homes we are supposed to be selling our current home but... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 3, 2019

If you haven't had results in finding someone through the lawyer listings of this site or through your own independent searches, you could try the Indiana State Bar Association. They have lawyer referral resources for the public. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: are electricity bill is $629.00 and our house is still freezing and the land Lord is a jerk no ceiling in the bathroom

and you can see light through the roof do we have any options my husband is on ssd

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
answered on Jan 14, 2019

It does not sound like your heating works. Either that or your house is uninhabitable. Landlords have a duty to provide you with a safe and habitable living space. Notify your landlord, in writing (keep a copy for yourself), via certified mail of all the issues with the house and inform your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Indiana on
Q: On a construction project at what point does the owner or GC become responsible for materials installed in the building?

We as a company installed furnaces into an apartment building. After they were installed, a thief came in and cut out and removed the furnaces from the building. The Genderal Contractor and Owner are claiming that until the certificate of Occupancy is granted that we are responsible to replace... View More

Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
answered on Jul 1, 2011

you shouldn't be held liable. once you install it, your responsibility continues as to any warranty re the furnace. you are not responsible for it being stolen. the general contractor is the one who has that responsibility as he has control over the site until the occupancy permit is issued.

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