Elkhorn woman looks for answers after unlicensed contractor doesn’t finish job

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – After cleanup for a broken water pipe an Elkhorn senior citizen is left high and dry by a remodeling contractor.

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She remembers popular words from the 1960′s but 79-year-old Sharon French doesn’t like that her new basement walls are groovy.

She paid $4,700 or three fourths down for walls and flooring, but contractor James Blann left much of the project unfinished.

“It isn’t easy for a 79-year-old lady to go chasing up and down the steps to go to the bathroom when there’s a bathroom down here and it’s not usable because he took off the damn foundation,” said French.

But no permit has been pulled and the city says James Blann is not a licensed contractor.

Sharon says it has been a month since the contractor promised to come back and smooth out the drywall and paint.

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Insurer Doesn’t Have To Defend Contractor In Pond Defect Suit

Law360 (October 29, 2020, 9:52 PM EDT) — A Hawaii federal judge ruled Wednesday that an insurance company doesn’t have to pay to defend or compensate a contractor that was sued for allegedly building a faulty pond that later flooded the home it built for a client.

U.S. District Judge Jill A. Otake said in an opinion that Nautilus Insurance Co. asked the court to decide if it had to cover or defend RMB Enterprises Inc., which does business as Paradise Pacific Homes, in a September 2019 complaint.

The contractor was sued in November 2018 by Kilauea Falls Ranch owner Charles M. Somers after a pond RMB built began…

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State Dept. Contractor Info Reveal Doesn’t Taint Security Deal

Law360 (October 28, 2020, 11:12 PM EDT) — The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Tetra Tech’s protest over an embassy security deal, saying the U.S. Department of State revealing the company’s proprietary information during the contracting process wasn’t deliberate or prejudicial.

A State Department employee mistakenly left pricing information from Tetra Tech Inc. subsidiary PRO-telligent LLC in a spreadsheet template tied to a request for bids for a contract for local guard services at the U.S. embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi, according to the GAO’s decision released Wednesday. That information came from the previous version of the deal, which had been awarded to PRO-telligent.

Although the contracting employee had acted carelessly, they had not acted intentionally, and the…

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Condo rents may have plunged, but that doesn’t mean Toronto has become more affordable

Toronto rents may have stopped climbing in recent months, but don’t hold your breath for a sustained shift in affordability until the city’s building boom includes more purpose-built rentals, says a senior analyst with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC).

The rental market was already softening before the pandemic, but COVID-19 exacerbated the shift, largely due to a reduction in immigration — typically a “huge driver” of rental demand in cities like Toronto, said Dana Senagama.

In less than a year, bidding wars among tenants have been replaced by landlords offering incentives just to fill their units.

A third-quarter report from market research firm Urbanation this year showed that there were twice as many condo rentals available for lease this year than last and that the average rent for those units had dropped 9.4 per cent to $2,249 annually. That was the lowest average since the start of 2018.


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New York Giants Head Coach Joe Judge Doesn’t See Need For Fire Sale

The New York Giants are 1-6 and 1-2 in the NFC East, bot records that don’t’ exactly bode well for the rest of the season and any hope of a playoff berth.

So when a team usually finds itself in that kind of position, the natural thing to anticipate is a fire sale of players in exchange for assets the team can use to continue fortifying its roster for the future.

But head coach Joe Judge, at least as of Friday when he spoke to reporters, doesn’t anticipate the Giants hanging out an “Everyone Must Go!” sign.

“Just because there is a

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