Can I still receive my retainer?

3 months ago

I was a union subcontractor on a public library (Garfield HeightS in Ohio) never received my retainer off the job which lead to me having to fold up company . The retainer was my profit off the job . And it’s been 6 years I believe . Am I screwed or is there a way to receive my pay . Thank you for your time and feedback.

Sincerely, Steve Perrier
Perrier Finishing LLC

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Project Role: Subcontractor
Project Type: State/County
Attorney and Owner The Storrs Law Firm
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The deadline to file a lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. In Ohio, an action must be filed within 6 years for an oral contract, or 8 years if the contract is written. So you may have some time to bring an action. Did you work for a subcontractor? If so, are they still in existence?

You should consult with a lawyer to take action as soon as possible.

Remember on public projects, usually a bond exists to protect those who provide labor and materials. However, there are notice requirements and strict time deadlines that must be observed for those types of action. In this case, too much time has passed for that to be a viable option.

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