Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Unlucky Landlord! Everybody’s Moving Out, But It’s Not His Fault! Somebody Must Pay For This, and How Much….?

Your office building is falling apart. The elevators don’t work. The lights keep flickering, and last Thursday, a fire broke out in the mail room. It turns out the electrical contractor used substandard wiring, in violation of city codes, and … Continue reading

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Guess What? You’re Buying Me a New House. How To Calculate Damages Using the Cost Approach.

If the business next door is destroying your property, they may have to replace your property. One way to determine what they’ll actually pay you in damages is the “cost approach.”  Instead of comparing the value of your property to … Continue reading

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The Neighborhood’s Going to Hell! So Sue Your Neighbors For Destroying the Value of Your House!

Some people have the greatest neighbors. Not everybody. When your neighbor is a manufacturing plant, a fracking operation, or a poorly managed dog kennel, you may have a legal claim for nuisance, trespass, waste, or  other claims. You may have … Continue reading

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What’s My Reputation Worth? Fire Me and Find Out.

         Can a victim of employment discrimination recover damages for her blemished reputation? That depends. If framed in terms of lost future earnings, a discharged worker may be able to recover even nonpecuniary losses — those kinds of damages … Continue reading

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Fired but Not Forgotten: How To Calculate Back Pay.

        Fired!  Aha, but not forgotten!  You intend to collect all of the “back pay” that is rightfully yours.           Back pay is the amount of compensation that would have been paid to the employee had she not been wrongfully terminated … Continue reading

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