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‘You wrecked my fence’: Quarry refuses to compensate farmer $60,000 for his fence, end up paying one million dollars in damages

‘You wrecked my fence’: Quarry refuses to compensate farmer $60,000 for his fence, end up paying one million dollars in damages

Farm work is not easy, although you'll often see farming painted idyllically as a laid-back lifestyle that everyone should aspire to. People from the city will generally gabber about wanting to move to the country, ‘live off the land’, underestimating the amount of work that is put into it. Growing crops and taking care of animals can be extremely challenging. As shared by OP, his brother-in-law (Let's call him Bob) was growing avocados on his ranch, when a portion of it was destroyed by a wild…
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'Infinite money glitch': Guy saves $50,000 by calling out a health insurance bill with tons of mistakes

We've all heard nightmarish tales of exorbitant health insurance bills. Usually, patients don't come out on top, but in rare cases, regular folks like you and I can stick it to the big man up in the insurance towers. All it takes is a big lawyer voice, a little patience on the phone, and a pair of hefty stones.
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‘The heavily soaked ceiling caved in… I had to act’: Tenant gets even with landlord after complaints about leaks during rainy season are met with silence

‘The heavily soaked ceiling caved in… I had to act’: Tenant fills basement with garbage bags before vacating, after complaints to landlord about leaks during rainy season that were met with silence

Landlords often escape their responsibilities by… not being responsible and ignoring tenants' complaints, duh. Of course, there are some good ones out there (we appreciate you), but the number of landlords I have personally gone through that would not answer my calls in regards to leaks (during a rainy season, no less), moldy ceilings and issues with running water are a dime a dozen, so I can relate to the OP. What happened? Well, u/upset_pachyderm had the displeasure of renting from a landlord…
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'His story didn't add up': Lawyer "Uno Reverses" client after he tries to throw him under the bus

'His story didn't add up': Lawyer "Uno Reverses" client after he tries to throw him under the bus

There's a saying, “if you can't take it, then don't dish it out.” Basically, if you don't like the taste of your own medicine, then you better stop messing around. There are a lot of sayings like this and they all mean the same thing of not messing with people, because it can always come back to you even stronger. That is exactly something one lawyer was able to prove. He was working for a mid-sized company as their lawyer when one of their buildings had burned down. This could've been a quick…
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‘I spent all Christmas on it’: Junior lawyer spends holidays working for incompetent boss, leading to 100s of hours of overtime

‘I spent all Christmas on it’: Junior lawyer spends holidays working for incompetent boss, leading to 100s of hours of overtime

One boss was under the impression he ruined his junior worker's holidays by giving him an unjustifiable amount of work, right before Christmas. The result of this type of tedious task usually results in a nosedive in team morale, but of course, that has never stopped a micromanaging boss, has it? Let's start at the beginning. The events that unfolded that led to hundreds of hours of overtime on OP's part are comical. u/Calledinthe90s, the OP in question, explained how he was working as a junior…
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‘This is all your fault’: HOA fines residents $63,000 after fire sprinkler goes off, despite building staff's incompetence

‘This is all your fault’: HOA fines residents $63,000 after fire sprinkler goes off, despite building staff's incompetence

Apartment residents don't always have complete control over what happens in their home, and sometimes nature does its duty, a contractor pulls the wrong wire, or your four year old nephew pulls the fire alarm. Whatever the case may be, sometimes our supervision and good intentions make no difference. Such was the case for one person whose fire sprinkler went off due to something their contractor did. Of course, OP was not at fault, but the HOA apparently disagreed. Let's start at the beginning.…
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'She wanted to buy grass-fed pork. There is no such thing': 20+ Professionals who rolled their eyes at people who think they're experts, when they're actually just wrong

'She wanted to buy grass-fed pork. There is no such thing': 20+ Professionals who rolled their eyes at people who think they're experts, when they're actually just wrong

Your years of career expertise are no match for someone who watched three YouTube videos on the subject. Learning is a lifelong endeavor for some people. They always want to read up on new ideas and form new opinions based off what they're reading or watching at the moment. Sometimes, people think they're so educated on a topic that they know better than a person in that profession. From lawyers to healthcare professionals to software engineers , these professionals have all met ordinary folks…
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'Manager/owner... won close to $50,000':' Diner insists on showing son the industrial freezer he installed, owner sues him for shoddy work

'Manager/owner... won close to $50,000':' Diner insists on showing son the industrial freezer he installed, owner sues him for shoddy work

As a parent, it's only natural to want your kids to be involved in your life. That's why things like “Bring your kid to work” day exist — so you can show your kiddo off to all your coworkers, and let them see what you're doing all day long while they're at school. This dad had a similar idea of sorts… but it majorly backfired on him. U/FlashyCow1 shared a story from their time working at a burger restaurant. This place had a pretty devastating recurring problem: a faulty fridge that was consist…
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‘You built a house on land you don't own’: Lawyer flips the script on builder whose poor craftsmanship led to client's ranch house getting foreclosed

‘You built a house on land you don't own’: Lawyer flips the script on builder whose poor craftsmanship led to client's ranch house getting foreclosed

'Who builds a house on land they don't own?', would be my first question after reading this story that took place in the 70s. It seems absurd to even think about it. Back in 1972, u/CampfiresInConifers's parents planned to build a ranch house in the countryside, after their mortgage was approved by a local bank. It was a small, rural kind of town, you know the type. The builder, who we will call Bob, overcommitted himself and left inexperienced workers to do their jobs, resulting in numerous mi…
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Tenant Gets £2000 Stolen When the Landlord Gives Burglars a Key to Her Apartment; the Whole Internet Rallies to Bring Justice

Getting robbed is a traumatizing experience. Not only was the privacy of your home violated, but there's also a sense of trust in humanity that gets extinguished. In this case, a tenant who had had it with their living situation was on the verge of moving out when her landlord did the unthinkable.
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‘You can't have kids, or you won't get promoted': Boss warns employee they won't be given promotion if they have kids, employee seeks legal advice

‘You can't have kids, or you won't get promoted': Boss warns employee they won't be given promotion if they have kids, employee seeks legal advice

Some managers just don't have the brains or the cells that are supposed to accompany them in order to lead a team. In this case, OP was working in finance, and like many other employees in similar shoes, she was hoping that one day she could get a promotion. Her dream was basically crushed by her boss who told her that if she was gonna have kids in the next few years, there was no way she was getting promoted. First of all, that's very illegal. Second of all, what did her boss expect her to do,…
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‘You rented out my home’: Landlord Airbnb's tenant's home while he's on vacation, refuses to cover costs of missing items

‘You rented out my home’: Landlord Airbnb's tenant's home while he's on vacation, refuses to cover costs of missing items

When you're on vacation, the last thing you'd imagine happening back in your home is other people living in it, as you continue to pay rent according to your lease. OP went on vacation for a couple of months to spend some time with their family, and when they arrived back home, they immediately realized that someone else had been there… a lot of OP's things were missing, which struck OP as odd, as there was no sign of forced entry. After filing a claim with the police, OP asked around, searchin…
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'My neighbor [had] to pay almost 10k for the destruction of our property': Neighbor fined for chopping down family's plants at 2am after insisting they were on his property

'My neighbor [had] to pay almost 10k for the destruction of our property': Neighbor fined for chopping down family's plants at 2am after insisting they were on his property

Here's a friendly reminder to always be sure you're right before starting a feud with your neighbor.
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'You out-lawyered the lawyer': Divorced ex requests years of receipts, dude

'You out-lawyered the lawyer': Divorced ex demands years of receipts, cue malicious compliance

This guy created a nightmare scenario at this lawyers' office – but at least they got a good laugh out of it! Every couple going through a divorce is different, and this couple unfortunately went through a “heated divorce/custody battle." As u/FederalAnt9 wrote to r/MaliciousCompliance, their ex kept demanding more and more money — she thought that the OP was stashing money away elsewhere, while the OP could barely afford food each day. While the lawyer didn't necessarily mean to hassle this pe…
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UPDATE: 'This is my property': Tenants stop paying rent after landlords fail to do repairs, tenants win in lawsuit

Every so often, you come across a landlord tale that actually turns out alright for the tenant in the end. This update was posted to Reddit's r/LandlordLove subreddit by u/Upbeat-Poem-1284 , who shared that after putting in several requests for almost a year and after several attempts at completing those repairs went wrong (see the original poster for details), the Redditor and their roommate decided to stop paying rent. According to OP, it is within the tenant's rights in their city to withhol…
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'A literal fistfight almost broke out': Man puts a $31 lien on his HOA president's $20 million dollar mansion as petty revenge, preventing him from sellingi t until his 'debt' is paid

'A literal fistfight almost broke out': Man puts a $31 lien on his HOA president's $20 million dollar mansion as petty revenge, preventing him from selling it until his 'debt' is paid

HOA's are a pain in the rear. The idea of an HOA is great– have a collection of live-in leaders get together once a month to improve the building and the property they live in– but nowadays they rarely operate like that. In fact, HOA's are so useless that they can't even do simple upkeep without first lining their pockets for profit. One man decided to take a stand against a crummy HOA board by taking the most epic petty revenge of all time.
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