Friday, July 27, 2012, I won a judgment against C.L. Campbell Construction of Jacksonville IL, their suit for dog damage to his truck was dropped, as a fraudulent claim for damage he could not prove existed, and as he knew the dog was there, had played with the dog when there, he should have known the dog would come run to greet him and possibly jump up on his truck.
And it was easy for the judge to determine that the contractor had broke the contract, that the contractor did not do the job he had contracted to do and is to refund me $2725. the judge also let the contractor know if my lawyer and I had asked for a larger amount, or submitted some information differently, the amount he would be required to refund from my original $5000 deposit would be larger.
Now I will be able to turn this over to Better Business bureau and the IL state license board for roofing contractor license.
I am also posting information about this contract default on area public forums so others might not have the problems I have had or the huge costs I have paid.
He and his lawyer have been sent traceable letters requesting payment in full and in a timely manor, so if the sum is not paid to my lawyer's office by the end of Aug. I can turn it over to the state's attorney for Contempt of Court charges.
Maybe he will think twice about defrauding someone, but I doubt it. But getting the word out, notifying both the license board and Better Business bureau can hurt his business and that might help him learn something he needs to know about being honest.