Augusta, ME asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Maine

Q: Can I sue for damages if a local business gives up after receiving thousands of dollars in support from the community?

Me and several others have donated upwards of 10 grand into a local event site. We have provided materials and volunteer labor to build buildings on the the property. The owner had acquired a drug problem and given up on managing the site and business. When offers to take over came forward, he demanded 60k for the land, and 10 for the business name. Do we have grounds to sue for the cost of materials and/or damages of volunteer labor?

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