If I hired a contractor to remodel the bathroom in my out-of-state rental but the work was done poorly so I had to hire another company to redo the work, in what state must I bring suit?

The house is in another state we rent it out.

Asked on September 27, 2015 under Business Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If the house and, presumably, the contractor, were both in the same, other state, then you would need to sue in that state it is where the defendant the contractor is and is also the site or location of the conduct which gives rise to the lawsuit. That state therefore is the one that would have jurisdication, or power/authority, over the defendant as well as a connection to and interest in the outcome.


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