ATLANTIC COUNTY - CONSUMER/CONTRACTOR
Representation in Chancery Division case to defend against contractor’s third party suit
BT hired a contractor to repair her Sandy-damaged home and paid him approximately $11k for “Design Services.” However, the contractor failed to provide her with any plans, surveys, or permits, which she needed in order to move forward with the state grant program. In October 2017, the Attorney General’s office filed a complaint against the contractor for using deceptive practices to defraud at least 23 homeowners out of $1.3 million following Sandy. In March 2018, BT was served with an Answer to the AG’s complaint, but in addition, the contractor sued every individual homeowner named in the complaint as a third party. BT filed a pro se Answer. Shortly thereafter, the AG’s motion to dismiss the third party complaint was denied. While BT knows the claims are completely baseless, she is extremely anxious about navigating the court process on her own, and is seeking an attorney to represent her.
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