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Sullivan v. Bullock
Citation:Court of Appeals of Idaho, 1993. 124 Idaho 738, 864 P.2d 184.
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Cora Sullivan (Plaintiff) hired Dallas Bullock d/b/a New Home Development (Defendant) to remodel her kitchen, hallway, utility room, bathroom and sewing room for a total price of $6,780. During construction, plaintiff requested that defendant’s workers not enter her home on a particular day because she wouldn’t be able to supervise them. One of the workers entered her home through a window to complete work while she was gone. Plaintiff refused to let defendant or any of his workers enter his home after this incident. Defendant repeatedly asked plaintiff to enter her home to complete his work, and submitted a “final” bill for $2,956.40 for the work he completed and the contract balance for the completed project.
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