<< But you have no actual legal right to do so. The contract is for work done, and you cannot withhold it based on other factors if they did the CONTRACTED work. Despite the fact they may have also embezzled while performing said work. Not legally. Now if you decide to make a point of it, call his bluff and hope he won't sure you over it (and you counter-sue him for the theft) that's fine. But you still have no actual legal right to withhold payment for contracted services that were completed. >> Sure you do.You are neglecting the fact that the contractor has obligations under the contract as well --- such as providing employees who don't steal from the customer. You seem to suggest that customers have an obligation to pay the bill just because it's submitted by the contractor and that's not the case. A bill is just a claim by the person submitting it.A person with a claim can accept what he is given or sue the person if he wants more. You seem to be suggesting that a contractor is free to lie, cheat and steal and then be paid under a contract that was signed. That's bogus.Seattle Pioneer
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