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Old 10-20-2010, 12:56 AM   #101
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What was the breech?
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:49 AM   #102
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I lost in court, Judge says the contract was breeched, so no money is owed.
sorry to hear that
that sounds like b.s...
what exactly do you mean with the contract was breeched so no money is owed?? ..
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:20 AM   #103
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sorry to hear that
that sounds like b.s...
what exactly do you mean with the contract was breeched so no money is owed?? ..
Judge basically said there was problems on the job, that couldn't be reconciled, so the contract is breeched. From my understanding from this, any GC or HO could threaten your life, kick you off there property and they don't have to pay you squat, for services rendered.

The defendant told the judge he owed us the money, but was disputing the charge orders. So I thought atleast I would get $2000. I don't feel I was prepared for court and the lying that was going on in court. I just wanted what I was owed, I didn't want to bad mouth the guy or make up lies.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:33 AM   #104
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So you didn't even get paid for services already rendered?

I think your lawyer should appeal.
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So you didn't even get paid for services already rendered?

I think your lawyer should appeal.
I finished rough and he owed still owed me 10%, per contract. He owed me for materials, he was paying for all materials, so I had about a $1,000 in materials, that I will not get paid on. Then change orders, I will not get paid on.

What I don't understand is the contract was good after I passed inspection, that is when he owed me the money. It was 6+ months later, he kicked me off the job, even though finish trim wasn't even ready and I had no reason to even be on the jobsite.

I guess i'm more pissed about having to deal with this asshole for all this time and i knew he was trying to get me to alk off the job, so I wouldn't get paid. So it sounds like the judge believes to a point, I abandoned the job.

We went to small claims, my lawyer advised this since there was stipulations, that we could be liable for his attorney fees, via some details on the blue prints. At this point, since he signed the contract with a false business name, the contract is pretty much void now, i think.

I don't want to fight this anymore, a lesson is learned, I got scammed out of hard earned money.
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thats too bad keep yoru chin up its only money and our governement prints it like it s free
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well some of us are poor and cant afford lawyers that want upfront money and even then the contractor doesn't care what he has done to you and your family. me personally the only thing these type of people understand is physical harm to them or their equipment etc and I'm usually obliged to help them out on that end. i enjoy playing fair and doing a great job that i can be proud of and treating people with resp but when they refuse to behave respectfully and without honor or integrity then they don't deserve to be treated in such a manner and it is usually the law protecting them that gives them the cajones to behave like that. but hey when your house doesn't exist anymore then there seems to be no more problems. had a neighbor that enjoyed selling drugs and just being threatening in general. he had to move because his house doesn't exist anymore and his vehicle didnt either and his drugs were all gone too. come to think of it he lost everything. hope he is wiser now and not behaving like that anymore.

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Did you prelim the job and if so file a lien for total amounts not paid and give it to your attorney and let him do the talking. My advise on future projects is always get change orders approved on paper before commencing the work or at least a notice to proceed on stated work California contractors state license law states change orders or extra work added to a contract to be paid before said work is done.I know it does not always work out that easy but try to follow that simple policy. Prelim project and signed change order before said work starts.
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Lawyer up, file a lien.........
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Lawyer up, file a lien.........
He did lawyer up and lost.Are you even reading any of the dozens of posts you are replying to today?
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:15 PM   #111
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He did lawyer up and lost.Are you even reading any of the dozens of posts you are replying to today?
I'm wondering that myself. He sure is typing fast right now.

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