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I hope so...I had work done on my house, the appraiser approved amount of dollars for the carpenter, he is demanding more, I know he is padding the bill, and he's threatening me with court if I don't pay him more than the approved amount.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Massachusetts

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Courtwise? No...just angry calls from him.

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