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Old 03-20-2008, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Tampa, FL (AHN) - A 77-year-old woman filed a $22.7 million lawsuit against the city of Tampa for not paying back a loan given by her great-grandmother during the Civil War.

Woman Demands To Collect Civil War Debt Payment | March 20, 2008 | AHN (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7010383693 - broken link)
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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I heard this on Wild 98.7. I cracked up. That interest will get you every time!
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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That is just ridiculous! This is America for you, people will always sue someone for something! Does anyone think she should get this money?
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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Question was it a legitimate loan and

did it have an expiration date? If yes to the first and no to the second of course she should get the money. Oh, also it would depend on if she is the legitimate heir and if the note would be considered an asset of the estate. I'd only question the interest at 8%. If that's part of the original terms, Great Grandaddy was one smart cookie.

Anyone who thinks loans don't have to be paid back, can I get about 50K from y'all?



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That is just ridiculous! This is America for you, people will always sue someone for something! Does anyone think she should get this money?
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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If it was the other way around, I bet no one would be crying foul if the city was trying to collect on a debt.

I say go for it grandma.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Default are you kidding

In case you forgot to got o history class the south lost the civil war, and the money created by the south was no good after the civil war. The winner was certainly not going to pay her grandfather for supporting the south.

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did it have an expiration date? If yes to the first and no to the second of course she should get the money. Oh, also it would depend on if she is the legitimate heir and if the note would be considered an asset of the estate. I'd only question the interest at 8%. If that's part of the original terms, Great Grandaddy was one smart cookie.

Anyone who thinks loans don't have to be paid back, can I get about 50K from y'all?
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: tampa, florida
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That is just ridiculous! This is America for you, people will always sue someone for something! Does anyone think she should get this money?
i think she should get something if it can be proven, maybe not that amount. i would take the amount of the loan, add interest, and multiply by the inflation rate from then and theres the amount she should get. i never heard the amount of the original loan...

lets take a history lesson here real quick: the rothschild family, if you never heard of them, they are the richest people in the world, and they got all there money by financing wars around the world. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? THEY ALWAYS GET PAID..... so why shouldn't this lady???
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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It was in the St. Pete Times the other day, that she withdrew her claim and the city had her sign a paper from sueing for damages, she donated the piece of paper to the city.
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