WIMER: STUNNING RESULT IN DECEPTIVE BILLING CONTRACTOR CASE
We are pleased to announce that Asheville Legal recently achieved a $214,000 award against a residential construction contractor for deceptive billings. The award was entered by an arbitrator on May 9, 2018 in favor of homeowners Stan and Marta Wakefield and against contractor David Iezzi of Jackson County.
The bulk of the damages came from invoices that the contractor submitted for work performed on another construction project he was handling at the time, which the Wakefields paid. The arbitrator found that the contractor intentionally fabricated at least two invoices for work on the Wakefields’ home. The damages for this deception were trebled by the arbitrator under North Carolina’s Deceptive Practices Act.
After learning of the award, Stan Wakefield stated: “It’s a good feeling knowing that justice still exists in our legal system, and we very much appreciate the hard work and strategy employed by Mike Wimer and Asheville Legal in achieving this result.”