In the state of Florida, is it implied, if not expressed in a contract to manufacture a custom item that the deposit is refundable? We have put several hours into the design and the manufacturing specs of the custom item that the customer ordered. We have also acted as a consultant, aided in the design, and created blueprints for their design.

They then decided that it is taking to long because of permiting issues, and asked us to violate the law and asked us to install without a permit, and we declined. They then cancelled the order because we refused to put our license at risk. Should they be eligible for their deposit back?

Thanks