I entered into a contract with contractor for work. I gave a deposit for 20% ($100) that I though was for agreement to do work. The stipulation was the company had backlogs and I agree to 4-6 weeks delay. At week 5, 6 and 7, I sent numerous requests through their answering service and email requesting a date of work to be done, to no avail. I finally said on the last email, if you don't contact me, tonight, I am cancelling the job. I finally did receive a call 4 days after my email requesting the job to be cancelled. The person calling was rude, intimidating and said if I want out of the contract I have to sign a "resolution agreement", meaning he holds my deposit unless I say I will not, "file any outside complaints, posting negative or verbal slander originating from me and will void and reinstate original contract in full." Since I refused to sign such resolution which I believe violates FTC rules and the Consumer Review Fairness Act which prevents business from demanding such an agreement, he now threatens to take me to smalls claims court (for my $100 deposit which he still has), place lien on home and sue me for the full amount of work that was supposed to be done ($509). I understand, keeping my 20% deposit but suing me for the full amount for work NOT scheduled, Not started and/or Not completed? I sent three emails saying I do not want to do business with his company. I believe that is fair notice to resolve and show my intent, no? Can he sue me for the full amount of contract work not even done? Thoughts?