He refused to sign a contract
, the check was made to 'cash' as he asked. It was signed by his mother who I also took to court. I have never had any issues doing that in the past "cash".
He knew what the money was for; a deck around an above ground pool. Originally he was going to put up the pool, with no permit, do the electric with no license so I refused to hire him for that only the deck- he bought materials to remove a sprinkler where the pool would go, and we deducted 22.50 & 2.00 for parts for his labor against the check. So he KNEW what the $750 was for; building a deck, materials & labor with more to come as he worked.
I need YOU TO FIND ME another FL case for the courtroom that wins a case similar to mine: FL Statutes XLVI Chapter 812-crimes, theft, robbery and related crimes (c) willful misrepresentation of a future act, or false promise. (d) 1. Conduct previously known as stealing; or obtaining money or property by false pretenses, fraud or deception or .....(a) repairs or improvements to property. That and/or Title
XXX Social Welfare Civil Actions
: Adult Protective Services chapter 415. "A vulnerable adult (living alone 63 yo living on SS disability since 2006) who had ben ...exploited and may recover actual and punitive damages
for such abuse, neglect or exploitation."
I have based my case on "Home Improvement Scams" http://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/gp_solo_magazine_home/gp_solo_magazine_index/scamstargetelderly.html.
The complaints involve, among other things: Shoddy workmanship (photos and proof included) deceptive pricing (raising his hourly wage at mediation from $15 to $25 an hour and I was his taxi.) and failure to make refund.
I recently sent him a bill for my services. He charged his electric scooter here for 4-6 hrs while he worked on the fence, I also drove him to all locations to buy materials (with my money) on the THREE small jobs he performed previous to this fiasco with the above ground pool I canceled.
If you cannot present to me a winning similar FL case to help me win my case I do not need your services AT ALL because I will need to find one myself at the law library in Daytona Beach, I'm sure I'll die in there. I've already roamed online and found nothing. Good luck.