Timur Akpinar's answer This sounds like something on which you should consult with a Tennessee attorney. I do not practice in Tennessee but your question remains open for 4 weeks. As a general matter, misrepresentation occurs when someone enters into a contract or transaction based upon statements or conduct made by the other side that turn out not to be true, for instance, "these building components have a certain fire rating," while it turns out they do not. Misrepresentations can differ by virtue of the mental...
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Yes, architectural work that was actually used to construct a structure on real property is an improvement. As such, a Mechanic and Materialman Lien can be filed. Hire a competent attorney and be prepared to actually execute upon the Lien, or forget about it.
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer Your rights and remedies will be largely defined by your contract. You will need to review it or have a lawyer review it for you. Then you can decide on your best course of action.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer In very rare circumstances, there can be a "private prosecutor" - however, this will require the consent of the district attorney's office. You will want to meet with the elected District attorney in your district, not a deputy or assistant district attorney. Try to emphasize the number of people affected by this person's actions. Construction cases are often complicated and the DA are mostly concerned with crimes of violence and drugs. You have to convince them that a large number of VOTERS in...
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer Any licensed contractor is subject to discipline from the State licensing board. The board has a process for hearing consumer disputes. I suggest you contact them. The legal principles fro determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor are the same- the key factor being the ability to control the details of the work.
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