I recently prevailed in small claims court for a $10K award against a contractor, who caused over $70K in damage to our house. I also attempted to collect on his $15K bond from his insurance company. In order to collect on the bond, I was required to name the insurance company as a codefendant. Now that the case has been adjudicated, the insurance company says they will pay their share of the judgment but no more. Additionally, the judge in the case stated that the defendant, who performed the work without a proper license, must, by state law, return all the money I paid him, which was $28K. As of now, he has not responded to my demand for the money. I would like to discuss this matter with you to determine if I am entitled to the bond and how best to collect from the contractor.