Is my contractor holding me hostage?
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Insurance Question from El Paso, TX
Asked on 11/13/2015
Is my contractor holding me hostage? My insurance company awarded me a claim for hail storm damage...the contractor I hired and signed an agreement with to replace my roof and who introduced me to a consultant who filed a claim for damages that the insurance adjuster missed, wants now to keep all the amount awarded for the roof and the other damages even though I only agreed and signed for the roof repair....he now does not want to do the job unless I give him everything and does not want to return the deposit I gave him for the replacement of my roof...
Answer given on November 14, 2015
this is more of a legal question. Talk to a lawyer
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