Last Thursday, Justice Court Judge Rita Carrasco awarded
plaintiff Robert Morales damages in the amount of $4,700 against defendant Juan
Corral in a breach of contract lawsuit.
alleged that defendant not only breached a construction renovation contract,
but that Corral had been negligent in hiring inept and unqualified
subcontractors. Plaintiff also alleged that defendant Corralâ€™s work was
defective and unworkmanlike.
the plaintiff, defendant Corral was hired to remove a bathtub and install a new
shower and other work. Plaintiff argued that the defendantâ€™s work took much longer
than what was promised. The tile work, the plaintiff said, was extremely poor
in quality, and that the only remedy would be to remove all the tile and start
provided several exhibits to the court, which apparently aided the judge in
reaching her decision.
“This is a
good lesson in picking so-called contractors for expensive renovations,â€ said
Morales. “It was an expensive lesson, and my advice is that before you hire
someone to do any type of work at your house, first know whether theyâ€™re
licensed, and then ask for references.â€