Originally Posted by gcbailey
To me it just seems like stuff like this is "Judge Judy" material. No offense to those involved, but there's just a whole lot of factors to be involved before the "almighty lawnsite jury" could make a decision on what he should do. Personally I hope for his sake it is a $500 one time deal that they never paid and he's got records from where he keeps sending notices. If it's an account that has been building up on the AR, I just don't see re-cooping any money on that one.
Small claims wont have a jury trial, the 180,000$ suit would. Small claims judges are usually lawyers starting out their careers
Like I say I wouldn't mess with it, but the op is worried about it an small claims court is his only chance of collecting it.