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Good witness covered the sofa but not the expense of litigation

Not so long ago I acted for a husband and wife in their claim against an interior design company. The claim involved a catalogue of complaints about misinterpretation of instructions, bad workmanship and poor accounting. There was some business about leather skins intended to cover the sofas, which I never got to the bottom of. On the day of the trial the interior designer arrived with two enormous rolls of what turned out to be the very leather in dispute. I learned two lessons of ...

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