WFSB Story on C&A Case: ‘Brookfield Family Lost Everything’

WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News, the CBS affiliate in Connecticut, led its 11 p.m. newscast on Halloween with the story of a nightmare—but it had nothing to do with ghosts or goblins.

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“A Brookfield family lost everything after hiring a contractor for a simple remodeling job,” reporter Eric Parker says in opening the I-Team story about the nightmare of Carol Degen and her family.

They hired a contractor to renovate the kitchen and bathroom of their modest house and wound up with the house gutted, deep in debt, and essentially homeless.screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-11-37-57-am

Cramer & Anderson Partner John Tower filed suit against the Danbury contractor hired by Degen, and won a court judgment against the contractor of roughly $471,000.

The Degens, meanwhile, were rescued by the Holland Family Foundation, which provides them with housing in New Milford.

Read the powerful WFSB story and watch the video to experience the full impact of this dramatic case.

John Tower works in Cramer & Anderson’s New Milford office. He may be reached by phone at 860-355-2631, and by email at

The firm also has offices in Litchfield, Danbury, Kent and Washington Depot. To learn more, see the website at



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