Q: I paid a contractor for home repair services and he declared bankruptcy. What laws do I cite in an MHIC hearing?
The contractor promised to perform repair and renovation services promptly and failed to do so. After completing only the demolition portion of a major project, he declared personal and business bankruptcy. He owes 89 creditors over $1M. DLLR has referred the case to the Office of Administrative Hearings. I need to cite the relevant laws and regulations at an OAH hearing. What should I cite?
A: You really need to talk to a lawyer. Your question is too broad and general to allow an answer in the space available. I assume you have made a claim against the Guaranty Fund. You need to prove your monetary damages using one of the three formulas allowed under the statute and regulations, and must present proper evidence to prove the claim. That’s what you need help with. The laws and regulations that pertain to the contractor‘s performance are fairly straight forward and well known to the ALJ hearing the case. You can pay a lawyer to represent you at the hearing, or pay a lawyer to help you prepare your case so you can present it.
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