Ungh. One of my old vehicle vs. building files has come back to life.
A while ago, some kid drove into one of our restaurants. We repaired the building, and (eventually) recovered our costs from the driver's insurer. It was a huge pain in the ass file, especially because the driver wasn't being cooperative by giving us the name of his insurer, and then the insurer decided to take off 15% for 'depreciation', when there is no such thing on bricks and glass. Anyway, eventually it all wrapped up, and I got it the fuck off my desk.
Today, it's back on it. The tenant is suing us as owners, together with the driver, for damage to the INTERIOR of the restaurant.
Didn't mentioned that we had fixed the building, as is our responsibility under the lease. Only said that we steadfastly refused to repair anything in the interior.
Anything that happens INSIDE your premises is YOUR problem. That's what YOU need to get insurance for. We insure the building, you insure your stuff.
That's the way any commercial lease goes. READ YOUR FUCKING LEASE.
It'll go away eventually, of course, I'm just pissed that it came back in the first place. I solved this. It was DONE. That means GO AWAY.
That the tenant is stupid is one thing. That the tenant's lawyer is that stupid, that's a different thing entirely. I guess he's looking for Go Away Money. He's not getting it.