Report: #882854

Complaint Review: WIlber Lane Law Firm

  • Submitted: Mon, May 14, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, May 15, 2012
  • Reported By: Liesl — Chatham New Jersey United States of America
  • WIlber Lane Law Firm
    816 Eldorado Rd., Suite 7
    Bloomington, Illinois
    United States of America

WIlber Lane Law Firm Blaming me for 2011 Hurricane Irene water damage to apartment; I moved out in 2009! They say it's caused by leaking shower. Bloomington, Illinois

*Consumer Comment: When did this start?

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They've sent me numerous letters and harassing phone calls. I called them after I received the first letter and told them there was absolutely no factual basis for their scam. The letters and calls keep coming.
I moved out of the apartment in July of 2009; they say the tenant below suffered water damage from a leaking shower above in August 2011, and they want me to pay for it!
Guess what Wilber Lane, in New Jersey in August 2011 in the county where the apartment is, there was a record 19 inches of rain, including 8 inches in one day at the peak of Hurricane Irene.
Not a very smart law firm either: someone probably got them to fall for bogus claim that it was water damage from a shower. Now Wilber Lane is probably trying to get anyone who ever lived there to fall for their deceptive tactics so they can get a legal judgment.
Don't fall for it! Respond in writing clearly stating the facts, deny they have any factual basis for their claim, and tell them to stop harassing you.
These people are unethical, devious, and dishonest scammers.
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#1 Consumer Comment

When did this start?

AUTHOR: Larry - (U.S.A.)

Last time I lived in an apartment, the landlord was responsible for maintenance and repairs of his property.  Since when did the upstairs tenant become liable for damage to the downstairs unit due to the landlord's leaky plumbing fixtures?  How would the upstairs tenant even know that there was a leak into the lower unit?  How did they determine it was your fault if the damage to the lower unit occurred two years after you moved out? 

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