Q: I did consultant and programming work in Georgia as a sub-contractor. I billed the Contractor.
Contractor billed his customer. Contractor customer wants to pay me $400 instead of the $750 billed. I want the $750. I put in all the hours at a low price per hour. I suggested to contractor that he should file a mechanics lien against the property (a website). I want to get paid the full $750. Customer is using the code I wrote - no complaints. Now contractor ignored my last email. What do I do next?
A: Since your agreement is with the contractor, his customer's desires really are irrelevant (unless they were made part of the agreement).
For a $350 matter, the legal avenue for you is magistrate court. The contractor can be sued in the county where he resides. The magistrate court clerk can help you fill out and file a statement of claim. Filing fees are just shy of $100, but if you win, you recover those.
Nice thinking on the mechanic's lien. I'd have never thought of that!
1 user found this answer helpful
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.