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my other half filed in small claims to sue her last employer for eleven hundred bucks

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by bribrius, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    and change.

    it is for back mileage and tolls they were supposed to cover.

    not sure how this works but she filed on the local branch so they should be getting the summons tomorrow. the headquarters is out west somewhere so she just did the local branch.

    figured one of you would have some input.. scary thing is we arent exactly sure how much they owe her since they paid some by writing it up in overtime instead of a expenses allotment so parts were mixed in with her hours worked. i think she basically figured it out best she could and filed on about what she thought they owed. the company wouldnt give her a statement of what they paid toward the mileage and what they havent paid. they also stopped paying toward the back mileage owed and she nolonger works there. enough said i guess. lol.

    will the local branch suffice? any input?
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    If she filed in the wrong jurisdiction the judge will tell her that right away. I'm guessing for $1100 the company won't even respond, your "other half" will win by default and then you'll never collect a dime.

    Just because you get a judgement doesn't mean you'll get paid.
  3. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    i hear you on that because i already have a judgement on someone for over four k that they never paid. problem with them is they moved and i dont know where they work so i cant haul them back into court. i was hoping a company would be easier because they just dont pick up and dissappear but you may be right.
  4. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    life would just be so much easier if people just paid their bills. :nod:
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    that would eliminate all the fun in the business:rolleyes:
  6. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    yea tell me about it im out $11,000 :realmad:
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    she might need provff of these driven miles, like a log book

    remember incent till proven guilty ,, she will need to prove it

    If i were her, i would try to call her bluff and settle for a lump sum check for 75%
  8. PDQ Pete

    PDQ Pete Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Snowguys who made you for the eleven grand?
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    theres nothing you can do about it..thats a nice chunk of change...find out where the guy lives and pay a visit
  10. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

  11. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Even if you receive judgment, you have to obtain it ...
    Try garnishment...? nope they can quit .
    Can you get (blood) from turnip ...? nope (live, learn, move on) ..
  12. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    A local drunk was fined by a judge and promptly told the judge he couldn't get "blood" from a turnip. The judge was quick with his response: "No, but I can keep the turnip."