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post #691 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 11:01 AM
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lawsuits like this is absurd, don't understand how you expect to be paid for all these materials that where not used. not trying to be a ***** but they should have to pay to grade the area and put back to how it was.
He's not asking for the cost of the materials in whole, just the $10k difference in the quotes due to the contractor's incompetence & negligence, plus the obvious remediation of the area, extra costs involved with ensuring stable ground to pour on, and a properly poured footing.

If he had done a good job in the first place, SAG wouldn't have lost two years of his life on this - that's worth something as well.
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No real update.
It has taken a while for me to right this because discussing this can agitate me to an unhealthy level. So sorry for the late update!
The arbitration was pushed back to after the holidays.
I spoke with my lawyer a few weeks ago. I think one of my contractors will help me with appearing before the settlement arbitration lawyers. To be scheduled sometime into the new year. I need a good contractor to appear on my behalf because they have a BS, lying, scumbag, friend contractor saying a foundation can be made for 11k.
Even typing this makes my blood boil.
The fact that these dumb FNG arbitration lawyers can't understand how damaged the area was made and how much it cost to repair it. When I have 5 quotes stating it will take over 30k. Not to mention the first F'D up foundation was quoted for more money. SO DUH!
If we do not except the recommended settlement from the arbitration lawyers. It will then go in front of the judge. The judge will review the arbitration lawyer's recommendations, and our case. Then give a ruling on the amount to be awarded.
I have to stay focused. I have to remember.
We won the lawsuit. It is a fact. The hard part is over and done.
This is just arguing how much I get awarded in a judgement.
The longer this takes the more money it cost's THEM.
I am suing for all legal fee's and will get my money back. Paying my lawyer is like having a second savings account.
Sucks to be them.

On a separate topic.
I have been dealing with an umbilical hernia. I will be going in for a hernia operation tomorrow morning.
I will be recovering for 3-6 weeks.
For the first time in 22 years I will be off work for an extended period of time. Sucking through my sick and vacation time. What can you do?
Wish me luck.

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Good luck...on both accounts.

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Stay positive, get through the surgery and the Holidays then reap the rewards for your hard fought battle early next year. The ball is in your court, just hang in there and before you know it all this will be behind you. Good luck tomorrow. Mike

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Thanks everyone.
I will have a lot of time off to update everyone on my operation.
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Good luck with the operation, and the court case.

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Praying for a quick recovery for you Joe!

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Good luck, Joe. Hope everything goes smoothly this morning.

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I have been dealing with an umbilical hernia. I will be going in for a hernia operation tomorrow morning.
I will be recovering for 3-6 weeks.
For the first time in 22 years I will be off work for an extended period of time. Sucking through my sick and vacation time. What can you do?
Wish me luck.
Hoping you feel better soon. Try to enjoy the Holidays!

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On a separate topic.
I have been dealing with an umbilical hernia. I will be going in for a hernia operation tomorrow morning.
I will be recovering for 3-6 weeks.
I had the same kind of procedure done in 2006. You are in and out that same morning. As I recall, I was back to work in about 10 weeks and you just have to take it easy for a while after that.

Good luck on the procedure and the arbitration. I hope you get back enough to make it right.

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post #702 of 829 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone.
I am alive and at home recovering, resting. I have some pain but it is being responsibly managed. I will be sore for awhile. On the bright side. The girdle they gave me, makes me look more slimming. LOL. Even if it made me more attractive to the wife, I couldn't do anything about it at this time. Ha!
I can't lift over 10 pounds. That sucks because most of my guitars weigh about that, and so do most all the fluffy, cat children.
I can't drive for at least 5 days.

As for the law suit. I am just going to worry about that when I have to. I will just try to enjoy the holidays. I will update this thread when I get any new news.
Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas everyone.
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I can't lift over 10 pounds. That sucks because most of my guitars weigh about that
You could get one of these autographed KWS strat mini's 1:4 scale guitars. I'm sure it's less than 10 lbs...

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Glad to hear that your surgery went well, I just went through the same thing a couple of years ago.
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UPDATE!
What a day.
I just got done meeting with my lawyer. We attended what is likely the very last arbitration meeting. The next court date in front of the judge is March 1st.
I will try and break this down.
My lawyer believes we have a very liberal judge. That being said. My lawyer feels we may not get everything we want. Especially because we won the law suit on a technicality.
Also. Even if we do get everything we want. He believes we could still be chasing these guy's for years to get payment. This would be at additional cost, and time to me. It would also mean that I go many more years without having a garage.
My lawyer said his job is to get me my garage foundation, so I can move on with my garage build and life.

So.
A proposed settlement is this.
Subject to agreement of all parties, and a meeting with the new contractor and building inspector.
I agree to have the new foundation be made by the new company that the other side has contracted. They are bonded and insured. I pay ZERO dollars for this new foundation. The garage foundation is made to the letter of the law, inspected at every step by the city building inspector, and to the letter of the original contract.
To be clear.
A spread footing 26' X 24', with a 6 inch steel reinforced floor, 2 courses of block above the grade of the floor, and a 25' X 20' 4 inch pad partial drive way installed. All to the letter of Michigan State building code, and inspected by the building inspector.
AND.
$10,000.00 USD To cover 90% of my legal fee's, and costs to date.

Next step.
I have to contact the new contractor, and set up a meeting with them, me, and the building inspector. Then report back to my lawyer.

The Rub.
I have no idea who this new company is. I can't find much info about them. Except they have been in business since 2006. They have no websites, or FB page that I can find. I don't trust this.
This new contractor has been in constant contact with both lawyers, and arbitrators. I am told they are bonded, licensed, and insured. They will have to prove that when and if THEY pull a building permit. Supposedly they met with the city inspector and reviewed what is required with the new foundation.
I called them today and left a message at 1 pm.

The last thing I discussed with my lawyer was this. If at any time we find out the new contractor is sub par. NO DEAL. We will reject the entire proposed settlement.

Stressful. I need a nap.
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Personal Quote from 5-1-15. ''DRIVE IT LIKE YOU HAVE TO POOP!"

"It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway
I was flyin'"
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