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If you provided a service,
and you were not paid, than you are correct in asking for the payment.
If they are claiming, that the service provided was not correct or that they had to to re do the work,
they have to prove that,
and if they do, which is done in court, than they may be able to claim you did
they have another company that did the redo
not provide the service
They do not have to use you again to redo the work, unless you had a contract
that states otherwise,
isn't it basic practice to contact the original person to correct any problems
they are now suggesting to only pay half of the outsanding balance
I have been told by the original person that asked me to do the work that i would be paid in full
That is what you should argue,
If you provided the service and more than half that service was correct, you should be paid.
Or if the entire work you did,
was fine, but it did not work out, due to other reasons, you should be paid in full
it was rigging for a theatrical performance and the only thing i did not do was put on a safety cable
so they had another company come in and put on the safety cables
Than you can argue that you should be paid in full, minus what they paid for the redo
the only thing is i am much cheaper than the company they called in
What you should consider if file a small claims court case for the entire amount,
and have them settle with you,
A small courts action, would not cost you much, and they may try to settle with you fast
do you know how much that costs?
i am only due $750.00
Usually it would cost, $50 or less,
thank you for your help
You can find the forms and fees in CA for a small claims case at the link above,
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