Last fall, my neighbor had a bedroom and bath added on to his house. While digging the trench for the plumbing, the contractor destroyed my landscaping on that side of the house. It took the man seven months to add the bed and bath. He promised to fix my yard when he was done. He started prevaricating big time. Like I would let them take seven months to fix my yard. Finally I had to call him and give him until the end of the month (three weeks) to get the job done. He called me a name that I can't say on here, and said nobody can see my yard so it doesn't matter. I told him to stay off my property and that I would find somebody else to do it and send him the bill.
So I took him to court in Small Claims Court. Today I went there and he didn't show up. The judge liked the photos and the documentation, quotes and receipts that I presented so I easily won the case, now I have to chase him down to get the money.