Man takes care of his brother suffering from his brothers and sisters until he dies and calculates the company of his deceased brother $ 25,000 for his time
- Stephen Laffey claims that he owed money to help with his brother's business
- About 10 months after Michael died, his brother invoiced the company
- He demanded that the company, L&V Pools, pay him $ 23,716 within seven days
A man who took care of his terminally ill brother potted $ 25,000 after billing his company for his time.
Stephen Laffey, of the Gold Coast, brought the case to a tribunal and claimed that he owed $ 40 per hour to do the shopping for the L&V Pools of his dying brother Michael.
After diagnosing terminal leukemia, Michael made a deal with his brother to help with the case and he took care of him while he was on his deathbed.
Stephen told the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal that because Michael could no longer drive, he would regularly bring him to chemotherapy appointments, the Brisbane Times reported.
& # 39; So I put all my things aside. I stayed with him until he died, then until the end of the year with … his wife and so she made the payments for my services. & # 39;
Stephen Laffey, from the Gold Coast, has collected $ 23,716 for his dying brother
Michael died in August 2017 at the age of 64, but 10 months later, Stephen L & V Pools invoiced a $ 23,716 tax bill for 539 hours & # 39; hospital care & # 39 ;.
Stephen also asked to pay the money within a week.
He said he waited almost a year to ask for the money & # 39; out of consideration for the grieving widow of Michael Laffey & # 39 ;, QCAT explained.
But the company of his deceased brother refused to cough up the money and claimed that such a contract did not exist.
Stephen then brought L & V Pools to court.
Michael & # 39; s widow Jan Mazar, as well as company witnesses, said they knew nothing about an agreement between the brothers.
Former employee Ross Salter wrote a legal statement stating that Stephen slept on a stretcher in Michael & # 39; s room because he wanted his brother to spend as much time as possible with him and help him with the case.
& # 39; He insisted that we be paid to help him, despite my objections to myself, and stated in my presence that he wanted Stephen to pay everything he did, & # 39; he wrote.
Stephen told the tribunal that after having worked with Michael for three decades, they didn't have to put all their deals in writing.
& # 39; A handshake, the word of a man is his bond. We didn't always have to have an agreement every time we did something, you know. So while he was sick, he asked me to come and help him. I did everything he asked for, & Stephen said.
Lawyer Daniel Nash said it was & # 39; morally reprehensible & # 39; is when someone asks for money to spend time with his dying brother or sister.
But referee Alan Walsh disagreed and discovered that there was nothing morally corrupt about billing a men's company after an agreement was made.
Michael died in August 2017 at the age of 64, but 10 months later, Stephen invoiced his company L&V Pools a $ 23,716 tax bill for 539 hours & # 39; hospital care & # 39;
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