There is no written contract. He intimidated me so I wrote a check and gave it to him but he was demanding cash. I stopped payment on the check the next day. Now he's threatening to sue me. can he?
It depends on what was orally agreed upon between you and him. If he did not finish the job that was agreed upon, then you should not have to pay the full amount; however, if the work he did complete was satisfactory, then you would have to pay for the work that was actually performed. Contact an attorney to discuss this in more detail.
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Sounds like you probably don't have to pay him in full and it shouldn't like he can sue you. Either pay him or be prepared to settle this through the court system. You should probably consult all of the facts with a local attorney.
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