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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: I entered into an agreement with a builder. He has stolen 100k+ and mis appropriated funds. How can I prosecute him?

The builder frauded me as well as several other investors, suppliers and subs. It is very obvious now after I have gathered the facts that he did this with clear malicious intent. I discovered he has done this in the past in 1996, 2008, 2014 and now. He filed bankrupsty the two previous times. I do... Read more »

Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Oct 27, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Law and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a contractor change a verbally agreed upon hourly payrate after I have completed the work?

The contractor claims that the contractor that he subcontracts the labor that I perform is refusing to pay him HIS agreed upon payrate for my labor (I presume that he charges a fixed amount for each employee, and pays them less, keeping the remaining money). This is his method of business. However,... Read more »

Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Jul 12, 2017

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... Read more »

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