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Haunted House on the Hudson

IRWIN KRAMER: Who would you call if the house you just bought was possessed by poltergeists. After buying a spacious Victorian Home along the River of Nyack, New York, Jeff Stanbowski’s dream house turned into a nightmare. The seller never told him he would have company. But she told tales of her ghostly encounters to several area newspapers for years.

IRWIN KRAMER: When these tales came back to haunt him, it scared Jeff enough to call his lawyer. Would he stand a ghost of a chance in court? The trial court did not believe in ghosts, so it left Jeff with a house that would haunt future buyers, but the appeals court rescued him from these evil spirits letting him out of his $650,000 contract. Jeff got his deposit back, but he lost his claim for millions more. When it comes to real estate, the court echoed the Doctrine of Caveat Emptor. Let the buyer beware.

Law Can Be Stranger than Fiction

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