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If his work is substandard and will have to be done over, then you would have grounds to counter sue him for breach of contract if he actually tried to sue you.
If he sued you, he would have to first have you served with a summons and on that summons would be his address so you could get estimates for having the work redone and then counter sue him for breach.
Correct. He has to get personal jurisdiction over you and would have to have you served in PA but could compel you to come to GA to defend since you own property there and have "sufficient minimum contacts" in order for GA to exert jurisdiction over you.
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And for what it is worth, most contractors are just blowhards where they are all bark and no bite and rarely follow through with filing suit..
Yes, I have been a landlord for over 26 years and learned early that the contractors who want to be paid up front are usually shady if they don't have the funds to even buy materials for a job... I never pay up front...they know where the property is and can always lien it if I don't pay... But it is much harder to get your money back out of a deadbeat contractor as they typically have is spent as soon as it hits their hands..
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