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Old 04-02-2013, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by soloscaperman View Post
Well he has a good reputation from his father last name (that's what tricked me plus at the time he claims he wants to do decks and patios with my business) plus my friend did the math and he lied it should be $1800 not $1600. He is crazy from what I hear from others. I don't care about the money I want to punish him but I heard I will lose in court because CT is a contract state.


Here is the question. What did he really do with my business name and tax ID number? He claims he used his name and social sceruity number for the $4800 but I thought it will be going into my business name.
You say in your first post the school gave him all four checks. If the checks were made payable to him, the school wont give you a 1099. They issue those based on the payables.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:00 PM
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Small Claims

Educate yourself on small claims court rules, this is not so difficult. Soon or later this knowledge will become useful. This is how to do it:

1. Read small claims primer here:
This gives general overview of the process in simple terms, I like that flow chart that explains process. That material will get you familiar with basic concepts.

2. Each state law is slightly different. So call your local court clerk and get information on how to file a claim, most of them have decent quality information packages that will help you with filing a claim in small claims court, it’s not very expensive.

3. Enjoy!
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:37 AM
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Seems to me that if you take him to court to "punish" him and you win and then he decides to "get even" by vandalism or even worse, it could cost you a LOT more than the $400 you say he owes you in the end. Personally, i would just let it go. It doesn't seem to be worth the time and effort to me. As a previous poster said, don't stoop to his level. Karma is a ***** and works in mysterious ways! Consider it a lesson learned and move on.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:30 AM
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Reading this guys description I would stay away .Don't know if you have kids or not ,but you have too much to lose. This guy sounds like he's on the way out, with nothing to loose. I'm sure your victory in small claims court wont bother him ,with the other issues he's facing. Fight the smart fight . Your time in court will cost you and your lack of, peace of mind will cost you much more. Let the dust settle. If he's not in jail in near future ,maybe you as a concerned anonymous citizen report him to your local drug enforcement agency or dot if he's running a commercial vehicle. Since you say he works while high. Screw with him on your terms. Sounds like he will take care of himself in the end with all the issues you listed about him.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:32 AM
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Should I bring my (partner) to small claims court?

It's people like that who give this business in general a bad reputation.... Walk away from this as a lesson learned and steer clear of losers like that ...
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:57 AM
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Being out several hundred dollars right now is the LEAST amount this will cost you. Drop it and walk away. It simply is not worth it to pursue this any further.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:41 PM
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It is going to cost you around $125 just to file your claim.If this guy has pending cases with a criminal court you are probably SOL. Cut your loses now. Walk away
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