What to do regarding a claim against a contractorif itwas denied because he perjured himself in court?

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What to do regarding a claim against a contractorif itwas denied because he perjured himself in court?

I own a home in CA and my contractor did really shoddy work, stole tools from my home, and never filed for a building permit; the list goes on. I have since been red tagged and cannot live in my home. I tried to go after his bond. Here’s the clinch, he was a friend turned fiancee during this process. I have a cashiers check paid to his contract company yet the insurance company is trying to get out from settling with me stating that I don’t have a contract, even though I gave them a cashiers check and a signed contract. This rat is a liar even in court and has no shame.

Asked on May 20, 2011 under Insurance Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation and how everything has turned out.  What I do not understand is that you have forwarded a contract to them.  Are they trying to say that the contract is void in some way or for some reason?  I am thinking that they are focusing on the "turned fiancee" issue and that they think that there is some collusion in play here.  You need to take the contract and all the paperwork to an attorney to review in light of your state law.  Someone has to read all the documents before forming a strategy to help you.  At least you saw the light before you tied the knot.  Good luck to you.


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