We signed a contract a friend that did construction to build an addition on our house. We gave him 7600.00 cash (I have receipt) for building materials. He used 3612.60 for materials then showed up in a new car. He will not give us the 3987.40 that was not used for materials back and will not finish the job. Contract states job would be done in 45 days. On day 70 he refused to finish job. What kind of legal rights do we have? Small claims can only be for 2500.00 and a laywer won't touch such a small case. We can't just let him walk away with our savings for our addition and need the money to complete the job. What can we legally do?