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Contractors working on your property

Even celebrities have everyday problems. Gloria Gaynor who has a home in Green Brook filed a breach of contract suit through her lawyer alleging a Piscataway based landscaping company caused $38,000 worth of structural damages and leaks to her home. This supposedly occurred after the company removed a second floor concrete deck and installed a replacement. The attorney started a Consumer Fraud suit seeking treble damages as allowed by the Consumer Fraud Act of New Jersey. Why? The Defendant contractor was a landscaping company and not registered with the State to perform home improvement projects and never secured proper permits for the deck’s construction. The moral of the story? Always check every contractor’s insurance and contractor’s license if they are to do anything remotely to do with your home.. If the landscaper stuck to mowing the grass he would not be the Defendant in a lawsuit.