Answered on Sep 25th, 2018 at 8:39 AM
You would sue for your damages, which may or may not be the amount you paid. For example, if it cost you $10,000 to have someone else complete the work, you would sue to recover those damages, even though you only paid this iperson $6,300. If your contract provides that, in the event of a dispute, the losing party willl pay the prevailing party's attorneys' fees in connection with the dispute, you would sue for that as well. However, New York law (assuming that NY law governs this transaction, which I can't tell from the facts given) does not allow punitive damges for breach of contract except in truly egregious cases, which you don't have. I doubt that Washington law is different. Moreover, I don't believe that small claims courts in NY have the power to award punitive damages (I don't know about Washington).