whoopee. I hired a guy to spray our deck with this fancy schmancy coating that was supposed to be waterproof. Turns out it was not. I honestly gave the guy the benefit of the doubt, did not think he lied to us, just didn't know better and had not done a job like this. Long story short after the job last fall they agreed to come out and "recoat" due to our doubts. THey never did, we played phone tag this spring, I got sick of it and filed. He showed up to court and was extremely courteous (as were we), we both gave each other some evidence the other did not have copies of, spoke civilly, had smalltalk in the elevator. We came back for the verdict and the judge finds in our favor for full statutory amount ($7500 here). He smiles and says "congratulations" and I go to shake his hand. As soon as the door shuts on the judge's ass, he hisses "you will never see a dime of that money you effin scumbag", my wife starts to say something and he says "you shut your effin face". I smiled and wished him the best and walked out. At any rate: would his insurance and bond likely cover this as I have a court judgement on it? Am I within my rights (legally) to tell people not only about my dissatisfaction in the job, but more importantly about his behavior? My wife and I are in lending and real estate and know just about every builder in town. Some are personal friends, I feel like I should warn them.