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Paralegal Case Studies

Renovators who do sloppy and improper work should not be paid the full amount of their account

Allen Perlman - Published on 3/21/2023 10:24

I was retained by a married couple who were being sued for the amount of $21,000.00 by a renovator that had done renovation work for them in their home. My clients had prepared their defence themselves which was insufficient to have successfully defended against the action. Accordingly, I prepared and filed an ‘Amended Defence’. I also issued a Plaintiff’s Claim for contribution and indemnity against my clients’ mortgage broker for reasons that are complex and beyond the scope of this article, but which was appropriate to do in the circumstances.

A Person’s Death Does Not Eliminate Any Monies That Were Owing Prior to the Person’s Death

Allen Perlman - Published on 2/28/2022 16:04

An individual was owed just over $8,000.00 from another individual. My client died before the debtor paid the amount that was owing. I was retained by the executor of the estate to collect the amount owing. The debtor did not respond to written demands made for payment. Accordingly, I issued a small claims court claim which was properly served on the debtor (now called the Defendant). The Defendant did not defend the Claim and I was able to obtain a judgment for the full amount owing plus interest and costs.

A Business Owner Tried Unsuccessfully to Avoid Paying His Landscaper

Allen Perlman - Published on 10/8/2021 09:10

Similar to a previous article, my client carried out landscaping services for his commercial customer. The customer neglected to pay my client’s accounts of just over $5,500.00 for services that he had provided.

A Homeowner Tried Unsuccessfully to Avoid Paying His Landscaper

Allen Perlman - Published on 9/20/2021 16:31

My client carried out landscaping services for his customer. For no apparent reason, the customer neglected to pay my client’s account for services he provided

How a House Seller Gets the Deposit When Buyers Breach Contract.

Allen Perlman - Published on 8/31/2021 14:32

How a seller of a home can obtain the deposit monies that were paid by a purchaser when that purchaser breached the Agreement of Purchase and Sale by not being able to finalize the purchase of the home on the closing date.

What to Do When You Let Someone Use Your Credit Card Because That Person’s Card Was Declined and Then They Don’t Pay You Back

Allen Perlman - Published on 7/29/2021 16:59

A contractor ‘s customer asked the contractor to put the purchase of product to be used in the customer’s home on the contractor’s credit card. The customer promised to pay the contractor back for the product, but she did not do so.

You Can Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering, as Well as Other Damages, Even If Your Injuries Are Relatively Minor and Temporary

Allen Perlman - Published on 7/2/2021 07:51

My client fell on a slippery floor in a grocery store. The slippery floor was caused by some squashed fruit. The store prepared an incident report.

The store offered to settle with her for the sum of $400.00. The matter settled to my client’s satisfaction for $7,500.00

Even Though You Purchased From a Large Retailer, Things Can Still Go Wrong

Allen Perlman - Published on 6/18/2021 10:22

My client had purchased four new tires from a large retail tire supplier. In the process of installing the tires and balancing the wheels, the retailer damaged all four aluminum alloy wheels of my client’s vehicle.

How to Get Your Deposit Back When a Renovation Contractor Does Shoddy Work in Your House

Allen Perlman - Published on 6/7/2021 11:24

My client had hired a contractor to do a partial renovation of her kitchen.My client paid a deposit. The contractor never completed the work. After receiving excuse after excuse from the contractor as to why he was unable to supply the counter-top and finish the work that he had contracted to do, my client terminated his services and had to hire a reputable contractor to get the work done.

Proper and Skilled Negotiations Are Critically Important in Settling Legal Matters Where Possible Without the Need for a Trial

Allen Perlman - Published on 5/26/2021 08:17

My client instructed me to settle the matter against her for as much as $5,000.00. By negotiating with opposing counsel, I was able to settle the matter as against her for the amount of $3,500.00 in total.

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