Opinions - Suing a animal hospital

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by kevin1000, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. kevin1000

    kevin1000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I did a season of grass cutting for an animal hospital (VCA Hospital) and the manager (a real *****..sry) is now refusing to pay over $800 because she says I didn't do a part of the contract (which we did). Now I have to sue the hospital. I was wondering if anyone has any legal (not official) experience with suing an entity that is part of a larger entity (ie. McDonald's etc). I'm hoping it's as basic as suing the local hospital.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    a manger is another word for a nobody. Thats why she is such a nit wit. Go over her head and find who owns the business.
  3. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,007

    It doesnt make any difference if the VCA is part of a bigger entity. If it is a seperate entity, thats who the dispute would be with, who I assume is also named as the client in your contract. You dont really need to sue them at this point if you are dealing with the manager, send a letter to the manager, copy the person who is in charge or who owns the VCA. Letters go something like this
    I am writing in follow up to our recent conversation concerning my invoice number-----------in the sum of -------. I spoke to --------on -------who informed me the invoice would not be paid because of ---------------. The disputed services were in fact provided on the following dates--------. Based on the above I would expect the invoice to be paid with in ten business days. If payment is not received as requested you will leave me no alternative but to become adversaries with you organization. Naturally I never want to become an advesary with one of my clients, but if the amount due and owing is not paid, you will leave me with no alternative. Thankyou in advance for your anticipated cooperation in resolving the overdue payment.
  4. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,082

    Make sure you have all the dates you were onsite and list of the jobs performed. Any documented complaints and what you did to fix...notes from meetings and any other documentation...and yes, go talk to owner or person up the food chain
  5. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,443

    Go on line and find out what your states lien laws are. Act promptly.

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