a louieville bat is cheaper than a lawyer,and say he must have trip and landed face first
I have gone through something similar, not motor, but boating related event, in AZ and you would be suprised what the courts will do. I sued for: Initial funds paid to person, cost of funds for repair of what they screwed up, boat payments, storage fees, my time, and got punitive damages. So, it sounds to me like you MAY get what you are looking to get. In my situation, it was clearly fraud so that really pissed the judge off. I was able to document my claims for $ and he awarded every penny I was asking for. He also awarded punitive damages so that went above and beyond. The judgment came in for fraud as well which is non dischargable in BK. Basically, right now I own this guy. Not going to get anything, but am able to make his life miserable.
just move on to someone else and go boating.[/QUOTE]
heres another question that would be slander related....
He doesnt have a website. I can buy the domain name for his business for $7 per year. If i build a website and list the details of how he screwed me as the content, and also have a section where others can comment on my situation, or share how they have also been screwed by the same builder, could he go after me or that ?
Lots of us have been burned by engine builders re-builders etc.
You could buy the domain name and do all that - remember anyone can sue anyone for anything.
The guys telling you to move on have it right.
You partially completed the job hence you share accountability.
There are three sides to every story.
Dont spend good money after bad, just tell your story and be prepared for him to tell his.
Like others said, I see this as a waste of time, energy and $$$.
Unless you had other multiple engine builders examine the damaged engine, then there is no way prove it is his fault.
The easiest way to cost him some $$$ is to post his info in the Beware and Stolen section.
$10K award limit, small filing fee ($65.50). I do not practice law in PA, but this would be the less expensive way to go, if the case can be proven.
This link explains the Pennsylvania Small Claims Court procedure, costs, and award limit. Very informative link.
Call me with questions.
I am not licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, only New Jersey (handling Criminal, Traffic, DUI, Municipal Court, DYFS, Child Custody/Support cases).
I do know many PA lawyers, but not sure if any would take this case. Call me questions.
Last edited by Smarty; 10-31-2011 at 08:42 AM.
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