RayAnswers : Thanks for your question and good afternoon.My sympathy here for your situation and dilemma.
RayAnswers : You are not understanding this case.What it held here was that a contractor is not barred from suing for an oral contract under the law.
RayAnswers : That does not mean that they will prevail only that they can sue here.You have the right to contest any such claim.I would suggest you consider responding to the lawyer here setting out your side of events as well as copies of the pictures you took.That may deter any further action here by the roofer.
RayAnswers : Here is reference to that case above with a good explanation of it.
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RayAnswers : You may certainly have a good set of facts to defend any claims including a mechanics lien here.
RayAnswers : I am wondering is this person has a roofing license.You may want to report him for that issue--either he wasn't licensed or he wasn't doing a professional job here..
RayAnswers : Here is the agency that issues licenses and regulates them.
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RayAnswers : Also you should file a consumer complaint with the Attorney General of your state..
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Customer: Thank you for the response. I understood that contractors still have the right to legal action per the case. I thought that same case also stated that oral contract above 1000 dollars are to have a written contract. Thanks for the response.