A friend set up a deal to do renovations on a house. He informed the buyers that we were not licensed and they agreed on a price and the work that was to be done. A contract was signed between the friend and the buyers which I did not sign. I did not handle any money that was exchanged nor did I purchase any equipment for the renovation.
The builders refused to pay the remaining amount and are now suing me and the other guy.
Can I be sued even though I’m not on the contract nor did I handle any funds that were exchanged between the buyers and the friend?
Clearly you can be sued since they have, in fact, filed suit against you. The real question is whether or not you have a valid defense based on not having signed the contract. Regardless, don't try to handle this alone. Find a local attorney who can file the appropriate motions to have you dismissed.
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Buyer's cause of action may be based upon breach of warranty for workmanship as a " subcontractor" to "friend". Don't play attorney, too, get yourself legal counsel independent from "friend". Good luck!!!!
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Anyone "can be sued." Whether that action will be successful against you will depend on many more facts than you have given us and the allegations the plaintiff's have made toward you. As suggested by others, consult with an attorney to learn your legal exposure in this action.
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