Thursday, September 29, 2005

Case of the Week: 9/19/05

County: McDowell
Age: 66

Our client contracted to have various projects done on her home. The contractor failed to provide a new furnace as per the contract and to perform other tasks as promised. I reviewed the contract and explained that she is still within the statute of limitations to bring a cause of action against the contractor for breach of contract. If damages exceed $5,000, then she will need to file her claim in Circuit Court. However, if her damages are less than $5,000 she may file in the Magistrate Court without the assistance of a lawyer. Explained to the client how to bring a claim for damages under a breach of contract theory in Magistrate Court.

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