Unsurprisingly, the lawsuit is turning into a bit of a he said-she said, with Tar & Roses releasing a statement to the SMDP accusing Sarlan of "delayed and incomplete work." It plans to file its own suit against the construction company.
The life lesson here, naturally, is that drawing up written contracts for big projects like this probably is a good idea for everyone. It doesn't have to be formal; hell, it can be on the back of a napkin. Because most business relationships, like many marriages, can only benefit from a prenup.
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