I hired a marine contractor in Rhode Island to build a pair of centerboards for my boat ($12k). They were delivered 3 months late and didn't fit. I was very clear about the dimensions, yet the builder's designer altered the shape without consulting me. They've admitted fault in emails and in person, apologized, yet won't make the situation better. They offered a refund if I pay shipping charges to/from, customs and excise, and any damages. I don't feel I should pay $2k out of pocket and end up with nothing.
What do I do to get justice? Report them to the Better Business Bureau? Hire a lawyer? Go to court or arbitration? Say mean things about them and buy a voodoo doll? Am I entitled to damages beyond the $12k? Any advice welcome.
posted by karst
on Apr 13, 2014 -
This is a follow up to this question
. I sued my landlord in small claims court (NJ) because I never received my security deposit (after breaking the lease 1.25 months early, but someone else moved in 1 week after I moved out). He did not show up to court on the court date, so I won by default. I now have to contact him within 7 days to ask for the money. What should that letter look like? How do I actually get money from him? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be.
on Sep 11, 2013 -
Building off of the landlord theme from today...I posted
about this 5 0r so months ago. We assembled our paperwork, took advantage of some pro bono consultations, and then filed in small claims. But they were unable to serve her and last week I discovered that she's libeled us on the website www.terriblerenters.com. We're seeking an experienced counsel, but in the meantime need help thinking this through. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard
on Mar 19, 2013 -
I've been asked to testify at small claims court for a car accident I was in 3 years ago in which another person was at fault. Is this normal? More inside. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous
on May 16, 2012 -
Filing a case in California Small Claims court versus large corporation on East Coast. How do I find a local representative to whom I can serve the papers. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah
on Nov 12, 2011 -
Lugnuts-filter? Tire changer place torqued my nuts well past 200ft-pounds (spec is 73ft-pounds). 3 lugs are stripped, 4 nuts are cross-threaded beyond use, one lug nut is missing, and one lug sheared off entirely. What will I need to win in small claims court? (photo link within) [more inside]
posted by lothar
on Feb 13, 2010 -
A small construction company did work for a customer. Customer refuses to pay citing not 100% happy. Company disagrees greatly and believes job was well done and customer is being very unreasonable.
Company has detailed photographs, a signed contract and wants to go to small claims court to resolve matter.
How do we word the answer to the following question?
The plaintiff claims you owe $XXXX
For the following reasons:
How would the hive mind word this?
posted by CFMartin
on Mar 24, 2008 -
A shady business, a surprise firing, thousands of dollars up in the air. What have I gotten myself into? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 25, 2007 -
Mass. SecurityDepositSmallClaimsFilter: Buddy's ex-roommate withholding security deposit for no good reason, what should he do? [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto
on Feb 1, 2007 -
My understanding is that to sue in NYC Small Claims Court, the defendant must live, work, or conduct business within NYC.
If the defendant does not live, work, or conduct business within NYC--though the claimant does--what's the proper court for a Small Claims Court type of lawsuit?
And this might solve it, too: If the defendant bought something from a store in NYC, is that conducting business?
posted by whitebird
on Jun 15, 2006 -
Can anyone give me some advice before I file a small claims court lawsuit against an Auto Service Center. [more inside]
posted by gummo
on May 2, 2005 -