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Old 09-03-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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I live in Florida and someone who lives in Iowa owes me $300. I've tried chasing him by phone/letter, but got no response so it looks like I'll have to use the law. Does anyone have any suggestions or links that may help?
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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Why would you go to small claims court over $300? Is it the principal of the matter? Getting the law involved is going to cost you more than $300.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Why would you go to small claims court over $300? Is it the principal of the matter? Getting the law involved is going to cost you more than $300.
Wrong. I recently took a large car/home insurance company to small claims court and it cost me a whopping $38 to file. In most states, attorneys are not required and/or allowed in small claims court, therefore your costs will literally be only what it costs to file.

My case was for less than $300, too. I won, and now they're paying me double what they owed me.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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Is there a written contract that the money is owed to you? That's probably the first thing the court will ask. If there is no written contract, I doubt the court would side in your favor.
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