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had agreement with an author to write a book. Paid two installments. Author decided he wasnt capable of continuing and reluctantly returned all materials to me. BUT did not refund money paid. Can I sue for MORE than what I paid him?
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You would be able to sue for what you paid to the author already, and you may be able to sue for the amount it will cost to replace the author, and hire another. But to sue for the costs, if any, to hire another author would have to be proven at court with evidence to support the claim.If you had a contract and it had details regarding breach of contract, then you may be able to sue for any other damages outlined in the contract. But if you don't have a contract, then you cannot.
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