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When Should I Sue a Landlord?

We’ve all had a lousy landlord, but there are different degrees of bad. A landlord may continually get on your nerves by taking forever to fulfill maintenance requests. This doesn’t mean that you should bring legal charges against him. You shouldn’t, that is, unless something that should have been fixed in a timely manner ends up causing an injury. There are circumstances, however, that you do need to sue a landlord over. What to Sue a Landlord Over Injuries – A landlord can be liable for a tenant’s injury if he fails to warn the tenant about a defect he knew about. Similarly, a tenant can sue his landlord if injured by a damaged appliance that the landlord failed to fix. Uninhabitable conditions – It is your landlord’s duty to keep your living spaces habitable. This includes complying with all housing, health, and safety codes. It also covers keeping systems such as…
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What Is a Material Breach of Contract?

In business law, a material breach of contract occurs when the terms of the contracts are violated so badly that the contract itself is voided. This violation, sometimes called a total breach, will have struck at the very foundation of the contract itself, defeating the purpose of having made the contract at all. These types of violations can be extremely damaging and often result in deteriorated partnerships and businesses. After one party has committed a material breach, the other may choose to end the contract and sue for damages caused by the breach. “The Heart” of the Deal In order for you to end the agreement on the basis of a material breach, the other party will have to have committed a violation of the very “heart” of the deal. For example, if you enter a written agreement to buy a local restaurant, but the owner who agreed to sell…
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When is Business Litigation a Necessary Step?

New Jersey Construction Company Sues Over Unpaid Work A New Jersey construction company has recently filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Pohatcong Township, claiming it failed to pay work-related expenses on a renovation project at the city hall. The company was contracted to build an addition on the side of the structure where the courtroom and police station are located, labors which have since been completed. The project was begun back in 2011, but experienced delays when the township pushed costs past its original bid. According to the civil filing, the township demanded work that was “beyond the scope of the contract.” It also claims the township hindered the company’s progress by not vacating the worksite in time for crews to begin working, reoccupying portions of the building while construction was still ongoing, and forcing the project into postponement by failing to make timely payments. The city has refused to pay…
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