I got them from Angie's list. He finished his work poorly, I filled up a review with the facts. He then replied online saying he video-taped me. He never asked my permission or told me he was doing this. Isn't it illegal to do this?
The question would be what did he video tape you doing? Your privacy rights may have been invaded. Contact a local attorney who dealing with invasion of privacy claims that would be able to assist you.
In California, it is generally illegal to record someone without their consent. That it was done inside your home could arguably also give rise to a violation of privacy tort. The activity you describe could also be reason for discipline from the CSLB on the contractor's license. Finally, if his work was poor, you may have a claim to withhold or return some or all of payment, depdning on the facts.
If you suffered damages that you are concerned about, you should speak with an attorney. If you just want to play tit-for-tat and "get him back" it is probably not a good idea, as it will cost you time and money to pursue it. You may be able to get some money (and possibly even more) back by pursuing it, but that is never a guarantee. Hope that helps.
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