Not sure what sort of attorney this guy is. But we cut his lawn for the 2006/2007 seaons. All was fine until almost all of 2007 he was behind a good bit on his lawn payments. By the end of the year, he was behind over a couple hundred and just never made any attempt to pay, of course wouldnt call us, email us, and couldnt get ahold of him. He lives in NJ and works in NYC like most of em do. He even tried to get us to start a walkway project for him last winter, still while owing us money from his lawn account past due, claiming he would send us the deposit amount, 50% up front, never got it. That was the last i heard from him. May 2nd, just happens to be the same day i turn papers in... i see Ground @#%$$# company mowing his lawn, obviously, he did not contract us to cut it, didnt return our calls and now has another company in there mowing, with bobcat crap lawnmowers to boot. May 7th 08, he is notified by courts to appear for May 20th. May 20th comes, judge hears my claim and i show all documentation. Judgement awarded to me for almost $300 June 14th, he sends me direcly a check for the full amount, supposed to go to the courts for file processing, since he now owes them the fee not us. July 2nd, he calls me up around 5pm, kinda "ticked" that i "still" filed judgement against him even though he has already paid, and "thinks" that he will have to file a judgement against me/my company because of it for some reason.... I explained that i would call our county courts in a couple days and notify them, he then demanded a formal letter written and a copy to him. lol He claims its now showing up on his "credit report" ... Im not sure how because we dont hold anyones credit card info or social security information nor do we collect their NJ drivers liscense numbers. Im pretty sure its just a bunch of BS. The next day, July 3rd, he emails me a PDF copy of a 2 page letter from his thinks hes mr. big stuff attorney firm in NYC he works for... This is some of what it says lol. -------------------------------- I am writing to follow up on our conversation yesterday. As we discussed, you have been paid for all services rendered to date. However, you nevertheless proceeded to obtain a judgement against me in blah blah court. Please allow this letter to serve as my formal demand that you have the judgement marked satisfied with the court within 5 days of today.... Day 1 july 4th friday Day 2 july 5th saturday Day 3 july 6th sunday Day 4 july 7th monday Day 5 july 8th tuesday ... Im sure the county court people will get off their buts THAT fast for this dude. anyway....continuing In the event such action is not taken, I will re-open this matter and seek all legal remedies against you individuall, as well as "my company name", including violation of the consumer fraud act which allows for treble damages, attorneys fees and costs. BLAHAHAHA. seriously. He HAS NOT ONE COMPLIAINT in 2 years, and "we" commited fraud? Kills me what these guys write. If i wasn't well versed in business law, i might start shaking in my boots First off, at least in NJ courts, YOU CANNOT --REOPEN someone elses case. In small claims, even I, the plaintiff cannot re-open, they just dont exist. You can only delay civil case small claims suits, and even those you cant "re-open" If he did anything, he would have to try and sue my company for some BS, only of which i would go in front of a judge and show him all of my paperwork for this dipsh1t attorney not paying his invoice sine August 2007 until June of 2008. Because he didnt pay "his" bill, now my company is in violation of the consumer fraud act, yeah ok. Has anyone on here been sued "themselves"? I didnt think it was possible to sue the company owner as an individual as long as you are doing business under your company trade name correct? This fartcan needs a better education, especially since this is "HIS" field and he has made many legal errors from not paying his bill until this letter. With all else that had happend, over the phone "mentally" i figured id call the courts monday or tuesday when i find time, if they require a letter, i will write one that night and mail it out to them. After this guys BS demand letter, and all else considered, screw him. Let him be on the dirty end of the stick for a while and send out a few letter and waste all of his precious time trying to collect a few bucks, nothing i have to loose.