Q: Can I sue someone in another state?
I hired a contractor for some home repairs. He didn't complete the work and moved to another state.
Is there anything I can do?
A: Sue here. Get a default, and move judgment to where he is.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
A: Greetings. Yes, New York has a "long arm" statute that is capable of obtaining jurisdiction over defendants in other states, particularly those like your contractor who entered into a contract here in New York, did work in New York, and did work for a person who lives in New York. Contact a local attorney and discuss whether it is worth the time and money to pursue the contractor. Good luck.
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