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    Help!!! Contractor did not finish work!

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?


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    Hopefully your contract has percentage of completion dates. Penalties for him failing to meet those dates. Clauses providing partial payments, based on milestones. Otherwise you are screwed.


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    I'm in Kentucky. There was a verbal contract. He said it would take him a couple of months and it would be done. My main question is...Can I legally record him telling me what day he will be finished?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Melmar View Post
    I'm in Kentucky. There was a verbal contract. He said it would take him a couple of months and it would be done. My main question is...Can I legally record him telling me what day he will be finished?
    Nope. It's a felony in your state. http://www.spytecinc.com/Kentucky

    It wouldn't do you any good anyway.


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    ok, thank you very much.


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    "It is a felony to overhear or record, through use of an electronic or mechanical device, a wire or oral communication without the consent of at least one party to that communication"

    If I am standing in my home, with one party consent,(being me, cause I will be part of the conversation) I can legally record what he is telling me, without having to have his consent? That's if I read that right!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Melmar View Post
    "It is a felony to overhear or record, through use of an electronic or mechanical device, a wire or oral communication without the consent of at least one party to that communication"

    If I am standing in my home, with one party consent,(being me, cause I will be part of the conversation) I can legally record what he is telling me, without having to have his consent? That's if I read that right!
    You read correctly -- and I read it INcorrectly! I apologize. I don't know how I misread it, but I did for sure.

    So yes, you are the "one party" who can provide consent to audiotaping. But no, I don't think that will do you any good. You have no contract. You wrote that your "contract" was "verbal," which is generally worthless. But if you want to do your good-reading thing again, you could look up and see if your state allows verbal contracts and how are they proven.


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