My friend who does has some issue with the house owner. My friend had until the 26th of this month to finish and started the 22nd. To paint a big house, just him and his assistant but he didn't have any painting experience. Anyway on the 24 while he was walking down the stairs he tripped and fell. His back was in pain and he told the person to come home and lock the doors because he was going to leave early due to his injury. The owner was in a rush and told him to get better and to come fast because he really wants it done ASAP. So Friday my friend texted him and says that he is was in the hospital and will come to work soon but that we couldn't come back on the morning but will have the house done on the 26th. Owner got mad and said either he gives the whole amount spend back or he is going to press criminal charges. I don't get it, the contract was signed by both a person to be done on the 26th. But on 25th the owner said he found another painter and wants his money back. My friend can't return full amount as he has bought paint and its none returnable and also has painted abou 3 rooms and living room. What should my friend do? He wants to get his citizen ship soon and doesn't want this issue/ criminal charge to be on his record and be an issue when getting his citizenship.