I hired a contractor to do some improvement for a friend. I did not do any of the work and I did not supervise the work. But I did hire the people and paid them. Now I have asked my friend for the money I spent. It was around twenty thousand. My friend was upset at the quality of the work and did not want to pay the full amount. I am not a contractor and I was wondering if I should just take the deal because I will have a hard time in court.