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Are you the contractor, the subcontractor, or the person who hired the contractor in the first place?

If you're the person who hired the general contractor, you don't have to do anything - this is between the general contractor and the subcontractor. As long as you pay the contractor the agreed-upon price, you can wash your hands of the matter.

If you're the subcontractor, and the general contractor who hired you is not paying what he owes, you can sue him for breach of contract.

If you are the general contractor, you better have a really good reason for not paying the subcontractor (the subcontractor materially breached its contract with you, for example).

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