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I filed a suit against a contractor whom I paid money to but they didn't do any work in the house. His lawyer approached me and asked if I was interested in mediation and I said yes, but months later, he said he couldn't find a mediator. Meantime, I contacted the MHIC and they sent a letter to the contractor, but his lawyer came back to say this was a court matter so his client could not respond. The MHIC sent us to mediation, but his lawyer insisted on being present at the mediation. I was not comfortable with that as I was told mediation was only supposed to be between the two of us. Can I withdraw the case and let the MHIC deal with it?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Im in Maryland

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Just what I stated earlier, mine is a long story and I really wish i could afford an attorney, but I'm barely able to put food on the table for my family and I owe trades alot of money for helping us get back to our house.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Would you like a little bit more background, I didnt want to go on and on with the story.

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