Poff building contractor ordered to pay $7.5 million to injured worker | Crime & Courts

But that’s not what happened. The insurer was not notified and did not defend Northern, such as by filing a responsive pleading to the suit. When a defendant ignores its obligations under the law, a court is free to decide the legal dispute in favor of the other side. That action, in the form of a default judgment, was entered against Northern. With Northern’s liability for Russell’s injuries no longer an issue, Russell’s attorney moved forward by having a trial in late 2019 to determine damages.

Russell suffered a brain injury, back injuries, nerve damage and a broken wrist, rib and pelvis. He needs long-term medical, rehabilitative and mental health care and cannot work or maintain his home and property, according to the court, which awarded Russell $5 million, plus $2.5 million in interest and the possibility of additional interest until he’s paid.

Russell, an Air Force veteran who served

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Interactive map shows how much property tax most Californians pay compared to neighbors

It’s no secret that Proposition 13 has created huge disparities in property taxes in California, but seeing it all laid out on a map is an eye-opener.

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How much of your income you really need to pay off a mortgage in Australia

Housing affordability is at the best level in a decade as a result of the coronavirus recession.

An Australian dual-income couple earning $1,305 a week after tax needed to dedicate 23 per cent of their monthly income to pay off a mortgage in September, down from 25.1 per cent a year earlier, an analysis by ratings agency Moody’s showed.

This was also well below the decade-average level of 26.4 per cent, covering the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis to now.

Housing affordability (Adelaide house pictured) is at the best level in a decade as a result of the coronavirus recession. In September, an Australian dual-income couple earning $1,305 a week after tax needed to dedicate 23 per cent of their monthly income to pay off a mortgage, down from 25.1 per cent a year earlier, an analysis by ratings agency Moody’s showed

Buying a house or an apartment has

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Sherwood Park condo owners given 45 days to pay more than $50,000 for repairs

Owners in a Sherwood Park condo complex have been told they have until Nov. 16 to come up with more than $1 million for repairs.

Some residents of the 24-unit Forrest Grove complex at 49 Colwill Blvd. say that no matter how badly the repairs are needed, it’s too much money to come up with in such a short time.

Victorian Property Management informed owners on Oct. 2 that they each had 45 days to come up with their share of the bill — just over $54,000 each. 

The company says the money will be used to replace the stucco on the sides of the buildings after moisture was discovered inside the building envelope.

Doors, windows and decks on each unit are also due to be replaced. That work will be done at the same time as a cost-saving measure.

The total cost of the work, including GST, is $1.3

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Goldman to pay $3 billion to settle 1MDB charges; HUD rule challenged

Breaking News This Morning…

Barclays rebounds

Barclays reported third quarter earnings of £611 million, or $799 million, “after losing £292 million in the same period last year, when it took a one-off charge. CEO Jes Staley sounded a cautiously optimistic note about the U.K. bank’s prospects of rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

The bank “reported a big drop in provisions for bad loans in the third quarter as the initial economic shock from coronavirus subsided, while revenue at its trading arm continued to surge in turbulent markets, driving better than expected profits,” the Financial Times said. “The U.K. bank took £608 million of credit impairment charges in the three months. Although that was about a third higher than the same period last year, it was well below the £3.7 billion set aside in the first half of 2020 and less than the £1 billion that

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Contractor to pay $200K to settle Rochester school construction fraud case

The Rochester contractor Bell Mechanical has agreed to pay $200,000 in restitution to settle a charge that it made false hiring claims in its work on the $1.2 billion Rochester Schools Modernization Program.



a person standing in front of a door: Shawn Rucker, inspector/air control project monitor, leaves a containment zone as he works at the modernization project at East High School in Rochester Wednesday, April 3, 2019.


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Shawn Rucker, inspector/air control project monitor, leaves a containment zone as he works at the modernization project at East High School in Rochester Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Bell and other contractors were accused of fraud in skirting state requirements for the use of minority- and women-owned businesses. Prosecutors alleged that they used a Black-owned firm as a “pass-through” and lied about who actually carried out the work.

In one instance, according to a signed document provided by the state Attorney General’s office, Bell ordered $447,200 worth of materials directly from several suppliers but made payment out to a minority-owned firm, Sunray Environmental, along with a 2% markup. It then claimed SunRay

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Retail giant Best Buy retailer won’t pay for fridge flood its own contractor caused | 7 On Your Side

ELTINGVILLE, Staten Island (WABC) — When a new fridge flooded and caused thousands of dollars in damage, a young couple says a retail giant turned its back on them.

“To be honest I was so upset, I couldn’t even handle it,” Jason Anello said.

Welcome to Jason and Abby Anello’s newlywed nightmare. Their new home was ruined before he could even carry her over the threshold.

“It’s just been a big headache,” Anello said.

He’s talking about the thousands in water damage due to a faulty fridge installation.

The listing for their Staten Island home caught their eye and features an open floor plan with a big kitchen and hardwood floors. So, they bought it.

“We put a lot of money into the house with renovations,” said Anello.

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One of the expenses included a fancy new fridge from

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Brookfield Property Partners: Pay For Office And LP Investments, Get Retail For Free (NASDAQ:BPY)

Despite the seemingly intensified post-COVID-19 headwinds, I think Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) warrants investors’ attention. While the BPY portfolio is high-quality and thus, should prove less sensitive to the current backdrop, the market is currently pricing in an overly punitive discount to NAV. Plus, there’s additional downside protection from the ~$1bn commitment by BAM and partners, as well as the optionality from BPY’s rich development pipeline. At current prices, BPY investors pay for the core office portfolio and LP investments, and get the core retail assets for free.

High-Quality Concentration

To be clear, long-term concerns on the state of physical retail remain very valid. But quality counts as well, and BPY did a good job of highlighting the quality of its underlying assets and its higher tenant profitability at the recent investor day event. Case in point – BPY currently holds a 19% share in high-quality retail real estate in

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Air Force to Pay Out $25 Million for Accidental F-16 Strafing Run That Killed Contractor

The family of a U.S. contractor accidentally killed during an Air Force live-fire training exercise will receive nearly $25 million from the U.S. government, a district judge ruled this week.

Charles Holbrook, a retired master sergeant and former Tactical Air Control Party airman, died Jan. 31, 2017, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, after an F-16 Fighting Falcon student pilot incorrectly identified the target location during the nighttime training, instead shooting at Holbrook’s location, according to court documents.

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Holbrook, who was working as a contractor for Sensors Unlimited, now a division of Raytheon Technologies, was killed when the student “mistook the line of rental cars for the similarly aligned target and was ordered to fire at the group, blowing up one of the rental cars and striking Holbrook in the head with a 20 mm round,”

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Air Force to pay $25 million after accidentally killing contractor in F-16 strafing run

An F-16 Viper assigned to the 311th Fighter Squadron, takes off from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 27, 2020

The U.S. government will pay $24.6 million to the widow of an Air Force contractor who was killed after an F-16 accidentally strafed his position with 20mm rounds, court records show.

Retired Master Sgt. Charles “Chuck” Holbrook, a former Tactical Air Control Party airman turned defense contractor, was killed during a nighttime live-fire training exercise at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on January 31, 2017.

Holbrook was killed “when an F-16 student pilot mistook the line of rental cars for the similarly aligned target and was ordered to fire at the group, blowing up one of the rental cars and striking Holbrook in the head with a 20mm round,” according to court documents. 

Holbrook died several hours later at

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