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Renter

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#1
Feb 22, 2011
 
Has anyone done smal claims courts,If so how does it work...
paul

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Mar 18, 2011
 
i dont know but a friend of mine is going soon. she dreads it.

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Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

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Mar 18, 2011
 

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There's nothing to it. Bring all of your evidence on the day. There is no jury, just the judge. Present your case, the defendent will be found either guilty or not by the judge. If guilty, you have so many days to come up with the money, or whatever else it is over. After a year, if the payment isn't made, the plantiff will get 12%(every year after) interest on top of it all, except court costs.
The plantiff has already paid court costs, so the defendent, if found guilty, is liable for paying it back to the plantiff.
There is no jail time for small claims.
Bad Check

Winchester, KY

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Mar 18, 2011
 
What's your problem? If its a bad check and over the amt. to make it a felony you can have them arrested. I've done it. Poor fellow spent the weekend in jail cause his wife wrote me a bad check and signed his name to it and I gave her 6 mths to make the check good and she kept making excuses so he got to spend the weekend in jail and had to pay me so he could get out. Bad thing was the poor fellow didn't know what hit him. She hadn't told him she'd done it. So if you got a bad check you should check into that. Other wise its like the person above said.
Funny

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#5
Mar 18, 2011
 
Whats wrong did you get took to court ad know you are going to take them back to court?

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Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

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Mar 19, 2011
 
Bad Check wrote:
What's your problem? If its a bad check and over the amt. to make it a felony you can have them arrested. I've done it. Poor fellow spent the weekend in jail cause his wife wrote me a bad check and signed his name to it and I gave her 6 mths to make the check good and she kept making excuses so he got to spend the weekend in jail and had to pay me so he could get out. Bad thing was the poor fellow didn't know what hit him. She hadn't told him she'd done it. So if you got a bad check you should check into that. Other wise its like the person above said.
Yea, a bad check is a felony. At that moment, it gets sent to the commonwealth. Anything like that will give you jail time. What I was referring to was small little claims,(small claims court) over such things as rent owed, etc.
pikeville boy

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Mar 19, 2011
 

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Take it to Judge Judy
My experience

Pikeville, KY

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#8
Mar 20, 2011
 
I had a person take me to small claims court and that person didn't show up and I did, then the Judge supposedly through it out next thing I know they are taking money out of my check to pay something I didn't owe in the first place. I don't know which side you are on but either way I think that it is bullsh$t.
Me Too

Georgetown, KY

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#9
Mar 20, 2011
 
We were taken to small claims years ago. We had provided the company with cancelled checks from the payments and a final ck marked paid in full finishing the debt. But they filed in small claims and somewhere along the way our notification didn't make it to us. We didn't know anything about it because when we provided all the checks to them we thought it was finished. Then out of the blue we got the letter saying they had judgement against us for failure to show. So then we had no chance to show the court our proof. But, lucky for us the company never pursued anything after that because we never heard anything else about it. I kinda think our cancelled checks and other proof finally go in the right hands on the other end after they had done the small claims court thing.

Anyways, my point was, before I went on to my tale, was try to stay on top of the date. And be glad you do know about it.
Renter

Elkhorn City, KY

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Mar 20, 2011
 
My renter tok off owing me around 2 grand and I want my money...
Sins

Pikeville, KY

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#11
Mar 20, 2011
 
I had to take a fellow to small claims over a couple hundred dollars years ago. Told my story to the Judge who asked the guy if it was true. He told him it was and the judge gave him 30 days to pay me or return in front of him. He paid what he owed so we didn't have to return. But I am assuming the Judge might have gotten mad had he not obeyed the Court order to pay and given him the weekend to think about it in jail and then let him out with another 30 days to pay.
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#12
Mar 21, 2011
 
I think small claims has a limit you can sue for. If they skipped out on rent contact Keith Halls office and ask about a warrant. If it is 2 grand they owe.

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Mar 21, 2011
 
Sins wrote:
I had to take a fellow to small claims over a couple hundred dollars years ago. Told my story to the Judge who asked the guy if it was true. He told him it was and the judge gave him 30 days to pay me or return in front of him. He paid what he owed so we didn't have to return. But I am assuming the Judge might have gotten mad had he not obeyed the Court order to pay and given him the weekend to think about it in jail and then let him out with another 30 days to pay.
They won't throw you in jail if it's over money, unless it was theft. Check garnishment is the proper proceedure.
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#14
Mar 21, 2011
 
to me that is theft leaving before paying your bill you owe. Call and check on it.
Renter

Elkhorn City, KY

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#15
Mar 21, 2011
 
They. R on SSI..I also need their new address..And people wonder why rent is so high..
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#16
Mar 21, 2011
 
It still does not give them the right to steal. They need to pay the bill owed.
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Danville, KY

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Mar 21, 2011
 
Why wrote:
I think small claims has a limit you can sue for. If they skipped out on rent contact Keith Halls office and ask about a warrant. If it is 2 grand they owe.
Is this a joke? CALL HOWARD KEITH HALLS OFFICE. YOU MUST BE KIDDING.
The Church Lady

Winchester, KY

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Mar 21, 2011
 

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you can file a claim against anyone yourself called small claims cort which is either Darrell Mullins or Kelsey Friend.. The amouth can be anything under 1500.00.. I know alady that sued for 950 dollars for over charges on rent and won and got her money abck 25 a month till it was allpaid backplus court cause and fees.. the fee to file a small claim in scc is 16.00(unless like no inflation,as Obama says) has increased it.
The Church Lady

Winchester, KY

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#19
Mar 21, 2011
 
Just go to DAvid Deskins office and tell them you want to file a small claim in small claims court they will give you the paperwork for you to fill out yourself. Be sure to state in the paperwork you want the defendent to pay all charges associated with the claim not just the amount you are suing for, cause they will only award you the amount you ask for or something less.

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