The Plaintiff subcontractor and the Defendant contractor entered into an agreement for cabinet work in a residential kitchen. The subcontractor commenced an action against the contractor, seeking damages for non-payment of services provided. The contractor argued that payments were made in cash but were unable to offer evidence, such as invoice, receipt, deposit, withdrawal, or other reliable documentary, to substantiate these payments. At trial, the subcontractor was awarded damages in the amount of $11,300. However, the contractor successfully appealed the decision. The appellate court ordered a new trial to be conducted before a different judge as there was a reasonable apprehension of bias.