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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: If someone piled grave on my lots without asking to do so do they have the right to it

The county had another company haul in gravel and pile it up on my personal lots and I knew nothing about it and now they want to lay claim to it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 27, 2019

A Minnesota attorney could advise in the best manner, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general rule in virtually any jurisdiction, the homeowner does not get a windfall from the mistake of the county or its contractor in such a situation. Most anywhere, the gravel would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Environmental for Minnesota on
Q: Looking for advice on what/if any action I could take against a contractor for lead exposure.

I had a home renovation done ~2 years ago where the contractor removed some siding that has high lead levels in the paint. Fast-forward to today, my (new) daughter's lead test came back high (8.6). I'm trying to figure out what, if any, steps I could take against this contracting company for their... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2019

I'm sorry for the high lead levels your daughter exhibited. You could contact a Minnesota injury attorney to discuss the matter in further detail, and it would be preferable if the attorney was experienced in toxic tort type of matters, involving exposure to hazardous substances. Given the passage... Read more »

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Q: side job 17 yrs ago metal roof, now paint chipping, cost was 9,000, owners want 4500 towards replacing - threatening crt

warranty won't cover, not sent in correctly at the time. worth going to court over? should we be responsible for some of cost for a 17 yrs old roof? natural elements, weather, etc. normal wear and tear - think original warranty was for 20 yrs...

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jan 25, 2017

I would note that the wording of your question is unclear. I am unsure if you are stating that you provided a warranty to the customer or that the manufacturer of the roofing materials provided a warranty to your customer. Although unclear based on the information provided, I would go by the terms... Read more »

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