The unlicensed contractor, who sued former customer was fined by the State
Last month, a contractor was fined $3,000 by the State for executing an unlicensed job contract. A report came to us that this same contractor had earlier on won a lawsuit of $2, 592 filed against his former customer.
Joshua Phipps was accused of not having a valid license to carry out plumbing work. The source of this accusation was Florida’s DBPR United States of America. On the 12th of February, the State licensing agency issued a fine against Phipps. However, Phipps denied the accusation and stated that he had done a job that does not require any license. His claim was further supported by Judge Faye Allen who said that “Some repairs do require that the company or person be licensed as a general contractor” and that “the work the customer’s and the state licensing agency agreed to, in this case, don’t seem to fall into that category”.
Messer and Mehta who were former customers of Joshua Phipps were the ones who filed complaints against him for performing unlicensed work. This complaint came to an end has the judged ruled in favor of Joshua Phipps, based on the fact the evidence presented by the opposing parties were not sufficient.