Is it possible and worth it to sue a tree company that didn’t finish the job?

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Is it possible and worth it to sue a tree company that didn’t finish the job?

I received an answer saying it wouldn’t
make sense to sue because we paid for
work they did that day but now we have
to pay more for another company to
complete their job. 1200 if the first
company comes back or 2000 our more if
we go with another. So can we sue
because of this?

Asked on April 11, 2018 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the tree company for breach of contract for its failure to complete the job.  You can file your lawsuit in small claims court.  Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the cost of completion of the job.  Upon prevailing in the lawsuit, you can also recover court costs which include the court filing fee and process server fee.


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