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Pauline Lerner

Another hassle

February 3, 2006 at 7:17 AM

Oh, no! Financial and legal problems.

In December, I did some freelance work for a local company. We had a signed contract. I did the work, submitted my invoice for $1500, and expected to be paid. Last week, I got a call from someone at the company who told me that my work was terribly, terribly bad, and they are not going to pay me. I know that my work was actually very good, and I told her so. She came up with an explanation that was patently untrue, and I caught her in her lies. However, that was not enough to make them pay. I am going to take the company to small claims court. Now I’m studying the web pages for small claims court in the county where the company is located. These documents warn me that even if my claim is upheld by the court, the company may not pay me. In addition, I will incur some costs in money and time for filing the case. I feel that I’ve got no choice. That is a lot of money, and, besides, I’m mad. I will write a letter to the company telling them of my intentions and send it return receipt, as recommended. Then I’m off to the wars. Wish me luck.

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