Good evening. Given their refusal to pay, someone in your position would need to file a lawsuit against this company. The amount is in excess of that allowed in small claims court, so the case will need to be filed in state district court. Also, given their history regarding engaging companies to do work and then refusing to pay, the plaintiff can allege fraud and bad faith, and ask for not only actual damages, but punitive damages as well. Once the suit is filed and ajudgment awarded, the plaintiff becomes a judgment creditor and can have thesheriff serve a summons on the losing party for a debtor examination. Thatforces the losing party to meet the judgment creditor in court and answerquestions under oath about the losing party's assets. After the that information is obtained, the judgmentcreditor has the power to garnish wages,attach bank accounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property to satisfy the judgment.
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