What to do regarding a person demanding the return of items that they did not pay for?
Question Details: A person who we did business with almost 8 years ago installed some floors and mirrors into my dance studio. We purchased all the materials and the person was not asked to install it, he offered. We are now preparing for remodel and are trying to sell the things that we no longer wish to use in the studio, including the floors and mirrors. This person has not stepped foot in my business in more than 6 years but is now demanding that we return the mirrors and floors even though he does not own them; he simply installed them. I'm pretty sure he has no legal ground as he does not own the floors or mirrors; my mother and I purchased it all. However, I want to be sure.
You are correct: if you purchased the items, they are yours, not his, and he has no legal right whatsoever to them. If he tries to sue you for them, you could potentially seek sanctions against him in court for frivolous (not basis to it) litigation, under your state's rules of court.