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3/26/2018
Barrister
Barrister, Attorney
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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Did you pay them in full or a substantial deposit?

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When was the last time they showed up?

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Do you know where they operate out of?

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Have you gotten estimates for the cost to finish any agreed on work from a couple licensed contractors?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I paid agreed upon dates. They did just enough work to get paid. They have a company name but no office. The job started out small and got very large. Somethings I added somethings were to meet code. I have not got any quotes to finish what they started I only owe them $5,000. They have gotten. About $100,000.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No phone calls

Ok, then you have definitely been scammed if they haven't finished the work and it has been this long and you have a lot of things left to do..

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You would need a local general civil litigation attorney to file suit against them for breach of contract and part of that would be getting a couple estimates from licensed contractors so you know what it will cost to finish the job. That would be your measure of damages that you would sue for.

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The problem you may have is finding them if they are a shady contractor with no address.. You have to find them to have them served with a summons to come to court and explain why they took your money and didn't do the job..

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thanks

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