MONEY MANNERS

Posted: April 19, 2017 at 1:51 a.m.

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: When my wife's brother opened a frame shop, word went out in her family that we needed to give "Jason" some business. Since I had a signed print by a local artist that I'd been meaning to hang in my man cave, I took it to my brother-in-law for framing. Big mistake. Jason accidentally spilled chemicals on the print, leaving a large discolored spot. While he has apologized and promised not to charge me for the frame, he's said nothing about replacing the print, which would cost $350. I asked him if he has insurance for accidents like this, and he doesn't. What should I do? If he weren't my wife's brother, I'd insist that he pay for the print he ruined.

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