I have a contract with an automotive shop that states a date that my vehicle will be completed. The date has passed and the shop is dragging around. Can I stop the project and ask for my money back?
you can as they have not held up to their end of the contract and then you would need to sue them for you money and not sure you would win it all bac if they are acting in good faith to get it completed
Practice of law for 20 years
what all is considered when you say acting in good faith ?
if they are waiting on parts, or if an employee is out ill and they cannot get the labor completed then they are acting in good faith. if the vehicle is just sitting and no good reason for it to be not worked on then you could have something. but if sitting because of matters out of their control and they have made efforts to get those things corrected, that would be good faith
They also put different parts than I requested . Like certain guages and motor components that I had specifically picked out.
did they call you and tell you the parts you wanted were not available and get your ok for the other ones? if so, then you agreed and that would not contribute to a breach. but if they put those in and never notified you, then that would contribute to the breach and could be advantageous if you decide to stop work and sue for any money you have already given them. though, it could be questionable as to why you did not stop work when you first knew they were using parts that you did not approve. i cannot give you an answer that says you will definitely win a lawsuit. but these are things that could come up in such a matter
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