Have you ever sued someone? Or been sued? 


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Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

I don't know if it is the same in the US as in the UK, but here you cannot sue companies, just individuals.

In my first ever company, I was one of a number of individuals within the organisation who were named in a lawsuit by a TV production Company for whom we were producing publicity material. (Mainly because we were running late.)

I was 17 or 18 at the time.

I didn't really have any money and apart from my cameras and motorbike, I didn't have very much for them to take had they proceeded with the legal action and it had been successful.

Fortunately, it all ended well.

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

Yep. I had to sue a customer that forged my signature on the final check from the bank at the end of a project at his house. Instead of paying me, he used the money to take his family on an expensive vacation.

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Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
I did get the money, it took a couple of months. The municipal inspector would not issue them a use and occupancy permit until I was paid. The whole family had to live with his mother.
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
Good on both issues.
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
The guy is lucky that the bank didn't press any charges for the forgery of the check.
Skip  Gentry Profile
Skip Gentry answered

No, I've never sued anyone and no one has ever sued me.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I had a property manager who hired someone to fix something in a house we owned. Some fight broke out between the two of them and the property manager refused to pay. The person who was hired sued the property manager and us. We contacted the person and heard their side of the story. We talked to our property manger and heard her side of the story. We sent a letter to the lawyer and explained how we felt their client was equally at fault as was our property manager. We offered a partial settlement for the hours worked and supplies used. ($125) We also explained that my husband was about to deploy to Qatar and they would have to wait until he got back before they could take any legal action, as it is the law according to the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act.

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Jan Nicka,

Yes; here is my story, and I still have a kind of fear and trembling...

I was living in a beautiful old apartment in Iowa, constructed 1968 for low/middle income seniors. Landlord refinanced out of the tightly controlled HUD loan, but promised in writing not to raise the rent.

THEN began to raise rents - mine by 44%, for example. I considered deeply, because 80 & 90-year-old folks were actually dying from stress and starvation, could not buy meds, at least one suicide. No one notices that, old sick folks can be expected to die anyway, no surprise... Landlord very skilled at covering tracks.

I agonized, ultimately decided to stand my ground, forcing them to sue me for eviction. Horrible, I was numb with fear, but now ten months later I am no longer homeless.

Actually those ten months homelessness were more like a wonderful vacation, meeting lifelong friends and incomparable adventures!

So no regrets, and I sleep well at night, I did the best I could.

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
You nailed the value I found in ask. (Although I have been told I am a natural teacher and I enjoyed that simple function on ask when appropriate.)

I did the math when I left also. I tended to be on there in "bursts" and not daily. I was surprised at the daily average when I computed it.

On a persona level, I found it more interesting for me to see how my month totals distributed themselves.
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
I noted my total upon Ask closing, don't recall now...and, rather glad to have come upon Blurt now!
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Definitely better.
Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

Yes i have been sued by those who suppose to be family or something  i mean uncles and aunts are family right ? But not mine, they tried hard to sue me and put me in charge of something that i have never committed, it caused me some trouble for a while but nothing been proved, nothing taken out of me, freed to go.

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