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kona77

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I live in Maine. We left our carpet installer alone for 2 hours to do some errands. We were leaving the next morning for our 7 day cruise. We hid a video camera in our bedroom. It taped him going through all our drawers and medicine cabinet. We had to file a police report. We were worried he was casing our house for when we were going to be gone. Our house sitter was going to back out. As of now nothing is missing. We are asking for 9,500. This is for a home security system, 5 years worth of monthly monitoring fees, and our ruined vacation. The companies insurance company has denied the claim because they say he is a subcontractor. We are waiting for the installers insurance company. Should we fight this, or just give up bacause it will cost to much? THanks

[This message has been edited by kona77 (edited April 21, 2000).]
 


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lawrat

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I am a law school graduate currently awaiting Bar results. What I offer to you is mere information, not to be construed as forming an attorney-client relationship.

What company are you trying to seek the money from? The SubContractor? =-=== if you are, that is one way.
The installer company (contractor?) should be approached because they might be liable for negligent hiring (pretty much only way to get them to pay).

But if nothing is missing, the mitigation steps by you (getting the security system) are only precautionary, not in response to actual damages. If he took nothing, he might be responsible for invasion of privacy and pretty much that is it. You let him into your home to install carpet.

In most situations today, a court will not give you $9500 for installing a new system with monthly fees. They may give you a couple of hundred dollars, tops a grand for your invasion of privacy.

Contact a torts attorney who deals with construction stuff or invasion of privacy claims at attorneypages.com to see if you even have a claim worth pursuing.
 
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hawaiianmark

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Sorry but with a handle Like KONA 77 i had to jump on it.... Aloha from Hawaii...I am the farthest thing from real advice. BUT i have been doing some serious studies due to a suit, if i were you i might take a look at NOLO PRESS to see if you can handle the case yourself !!! SERIOUSLY !!! you can drive the opp. party nuts by doing the work yourself, and it makes them crazy ---- They WILL settle when a Pro Se knows what the scoop is...You may find new angles to either increase your judgement , or make the opp settle Good luck and Aloha, KONA is so choice a place........
 
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kona77

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hawaiianmark:
Sorry but with a handle Like KONA 77 i had to jump on it.... Aloha from Hawaii...I am the farthest thing from real advice. BUT i have been doing some serious studies due to a suit, if i were you i might take a look at NOLO PRESS to see if you can handle the case yourself !!! SERIOUSLY !!! you can drive the opp. party nuts by doing the work yourself, and it makes them crazy ---- They WILL settle when a Pro Se knows what the scoop is...You may find new angles to either increase your judgement , or make the opp settle Good luck and Aloha, KONA is so choice a place........<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks for the advice. I got the name from my honeymoon on Maui and Kona. We named our Doberman Kona. The people were great. Very nice. I would love to go back soon and spend another 3 weeks there. Thanks for the support and Aloha. Chaka.
 

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