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Post by SWANTECH » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:44 am

I am just an average Joe. I work my butt off to provide for my family. I managed to save, and set aside some money for a major project almost 2 years ago. A new garage. Joe's garage. Lol.
The contractor I hired, took $5,000.00 of my money, and their incompetence left me with $30,000.00 in damages to my property, and cost me another $6,500.00 in lawyer bills, repairs, and inspections.
It also made it impossible to continue to build a garage to replace the garage that was torn down.
These thieves, committed so much fraud, they will be lucky if they do not go to jail after this lawsuit. It is a long story.
Today my lawyer is in a court in a settlement meeting. It has taken a long time to get this far.
1 of 2 outcomes will happen today.
1.) They settle.
2.) They don't settle and we go to trial.
I am not worried about going to trial. NO WAY they don't loose.
Then after a trial I will have to try and collect.
So wish me luck.
Maybe today it will be over. Then I can move on and build my dream garage. My Hot Rods on the first floor, and giant guitar building/repair shop/studio on the second floor.
I can only hope this nightmare will be over soon.
Joe in Detroit
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Post by Dirty D » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:15 am

Good luck, Joe! Sometimes I think the bad guys do win, but hopefully not today. One way or another, Karma is a bitch in the end. Hope you get justice today and can put this behind you.
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Post by _xxx_ » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:43 am

Wish you all the luck Joe, hopefully the settlement will work out for you.

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Post by RBT » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:57 am

Good Luck Joe, wish all the crooks on the planet would somehow just vaporize and disappear...hope they get what they gave!!
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Post by iamgroot » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm

... and so?

Sorry to hear you got burned.

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Post by SWANTECH » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm

Well.
It goes back to the Judge in a couple of weeks.
AND. The Judge is going to be pissed.
The contractor got a new lawyer. Their new lawyer is claiming that the contractors insurance company has denied their insurance claim.
Probably because their insurance doesn't cover FRAUD and INCOMPETENCE.
If they even have insurance.
No matter. It is going forward. One little step at a time.
Thanks for all the support folks. It has been a LONG hard road.
I have a great lawyer, they did not. So it was kind of Karma that their first lawyer was incompetent.
It doesn't end today. It will soon though.
Joe in Detroit
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Post by sixstring » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Best of luck moving fwd! :headbang
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by Axeman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:07 pm

Best of luck Joe.

If it makes you feel any better, I have been a victim of fraud twice. Before starting my own business 2 years ago, I had a long career in finance which is full of crooks. These were the 2 outcomes:

1) crooks that I worked for owed my $13,000 for work I did for them, they claimed I didn’t do it, but there were computer records. I lawyered up and won, got my $13k.
2) I was a victim of a securities fraud by a former “friend” from college. They took $45k of my money and it was gone. I never got it back and probably never will, but that asshole and his friends are all in prison for securities fraud. May they rot in hell.

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Post by RickYork » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Damn, best of luck dude. I hate thieves.....
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Post by SWANTECH » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 pm

Thanks for the support folks.
It has taken almost 2 years to get this far. What is a few more weeks or months?
Eventually I will have enough money saved back up to build the garage.
The back story is this.
I hired a contractor to put in a new trench style concrete foundation/footings and floor for a new 24'x26' garage.
They F'D up the foundation footing SO BAD. It FAILED ALL BUILDING CODES in the State of Michigan.
So this meant I could not continue to build a garage on this defective foundation.
The 28 yards of concrete they filled up my backyard with (18yards more than required), needed to be removed.
Now that all the ground is disturbed. SO. The new Footings/Foundation MUST be built like a house foundation, with a steel reinforced 2'x1' footer, and a steel reinforced footer wall 8"x42" tall. The cost of this type of foundation is a minimum of $28,000.00.
This cost is substantially more than a trench footing. Which is what I hired the contractor to do.
The contractor committed multiple act's of fraud, and other illegal acts.
This is why, I am where I am today.
All I wanted was my dream garage.
I had no choice of tearing down the old 1930's garage. It was leaning bad, the sill plates were all rotted out. Soon it was going to be in the neighbors yard. It had 2 lights, and 2 outlets. I could only fit one car in it, because a shelf was holding up one of the walls. It was infested with demon spiders of unknown origins, and other various creatures that found a way into it. It flooded every time it rained, and every winter.
I was hoping to find Jimmy Hoffa was buried under the 2 layers of floor. Maybe collect a reward. I wasn't that lucky.
I have been moving forward slowly. The new foundation will cost as much as what I had saved for the entire garage build.
I am just a poor boy from a poor family.
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Focus 1000 Blk (FS)
90's SSD Blackhawk
89 Glide C2 Blk
86 Baretta snake (FS)
87 Monster Retta 2
87 Pacer Cst 1 Relic

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