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Can I Sue my client in california?

Discussion in 'Small Claims & Municipal Court' started by Jennifer Jarvis, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Jennifer Jarvis

    Jennifer Jarvis Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I recently rented out my bounce house combo to a customer, their dog chewed a hole in my unit and chewed one of the stairs. Client said he would pay for damages but when I presented him with a bill he was upset it was too expensive and said I needed to find someone to do it cheaper. When I refused and said it was being fixed by my person of choice he said he wouldnt pay for it. Can i sue him for this? what is the law in california regarding this? is he responsible for the repairs legally? also can i include the loss of income that comes from that unit not being able to be rented? thanks for your input
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Yes.

    Contract law.

    Yes.

    Yes.

    But contract law requires you to mitigate which means you repair it and re-rent it as soon as reasonably possible and you can charge him for only that amount of time.
     
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  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Of course you can. Anyone can sue anyone for anything. Did you really suppose the answer to this question might be no?

    Same as it is everywhere else: a person must exercise reasonable care in the control of one's pets and with respect to another's property.

    Nothing in your post suggests otherwise.

    You can ask for it and, as long as you make reasonable efforts to mitigate your damages by having the repairs done in a timely manner, you'll likely get it.
     

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