ED Magedson – Founder
Hi Tech Heating159-22 102 Street Howard Beach, New York USA
Hi Tech Heating Being sued for fraud, misrepresentation, harassment, negligence Howard Beach New York
HI-TECH HEATING IS BEING SUED IN NEW YORK SUPREME COURT FOR FRAUD, MISREPRESENTATION, NEGLIGENCE AND HARASSMENT
HI-TECH was hired to repair a boiler in an apartment that would not shut off the heat via the thermostat. Hi-Tech simply turned off a valve on the boiler in the apartment that shut off the heat in the apartment instead of properly repairing it and they charged the landlord a large amount of money for the repair work (The landlord was unaware what Hi-Tech did to shut-off the heat and believed HI-TECH properly reparied the boiler).
When winter came, the tenant complained to the landlord that she could not turn on the heat in the apartment via the thermostat. The landlord called HI-TECH and complained that their negligent repair work caused the boiler not to turn back on via the thermostat when needed. HI-TECH INTENTIONALLY AND KNOWINGLY concealed from the landlord that it merely turned off a valve on the boiler and the landlord merely needed to turn it back on for the purpose of fraudulently billing the landlord for additional work on the boiler. [continued below]....
Tenant's Text Message to the Landlord on October 23 2013:
"Bert said the new company you hired was very good. They saw that Hi Tech had turned off the valves so no heat could go through. So they opened them up and waited for the heat to go on. Maybe that was how Hi-Tech solved the problem last year when my heat wouldn't go off, which isn't much of a solution. Anyway thanks. We now have heat."
When the landlord demanded that HI-TECH repair their negligent work to allow the boiler to turn back on or the landlord would file a legal action against HI-TECH, Steve of HI-TECH refused to perform the work and continued to conceal that only a valve needed to be turned on. Steve told the landlord that he had to pay COD for a HI-TECH employee to come out to repair the boiler. This is clear fraud, misrepresentation and negligence on the part of HI-TECH. Steve then engaged in email communications with the landlord that amounted to blackmail and constituted the criminal offense of "Aggravated Harassment" under NY Penal Code 240.30 when he falsely informed the landlord that the boilers were illegally installed and he would report the issue to the Dept. of Buildings if the landlord sued HI-TECH (Notice how Steve states in his email that he was working on the boilers for 7 years).
In the lawsuit being filed withing the New York Supreme Court agaisnt HI-TECH, a claim UPON INFORAMATION AND BELIEF is being pled that HI-TECH had engaged in repeated fraudulent repair work on the boilers within the landlords building over the years. The tenant boilers that HI-TECH had worked on would repeatedly break down within a short period of time while the landlords identical boilers in two apartments rarely needed repair work (This is an issue of fact to be proven within the Court of law under discovery).
The following email communications from Steve of HI-TECH proves he engaged in acts of fraud, misrepresentation, aggravated harassment and HI-TECH was negligent in the repair of the boiler, which are the claims being asserted against Steve and HI-TECH within the New York Supreme Court lawsuit:
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:15 PM
Subject: LEGAL NOTICE (26 Bond Street)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the boiler in apartment 1R was previously failing to shut off in 2013. Your company had previously repaired the boiler in apartment 1R in 2013 where you shut the boiler down. At this time, the boiler will NOT turn on. I have requested that your company repair your negligent work. HOWEVER, the female individual who answered the phone refused to repair your negligent work unless we provided additional payment. She also made an irrelevant statement that my mother, _____, and my sister, ______, never complained about your company (My mother always complained about your company to me). Your employee also stated that I should just sue your company.
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