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Someone made up that I own them

Discussion in 'Small Claims & Municipal Court' started by Tammy Dell, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Tammy Dell

    Tammy Dell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I need help. About a year ago my friend played for a gym membership for the 2 of us. A while ago we fell out as friends and she's claiming that I promised to pay my half. I did not. She wants to take it to court. Am I going to have to pay her and her lawyer just because she wants money back for a "gift"?
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Have you been served a summons and complaint for court?
     
  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Ignore her. If she does take it to small claims it will be her burden to prove you owe her and to produce some sort of agreement. If you never said you would pay then she should not be able to produce any supporting evidence.
     
  4. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    How should we know? All you've told us is that she claims something and you claim it's not true. We have no conceivable way of knowing which of your claims is valid.

    With that said, it is unlikely that this is the sort of claim where the loser might be liable for the winner's attorneys' fees and unlikely that she would spend the money on a lawyer.
     
  5. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    "Someone made up that I own them"

    That's nonsense. Slavery was abolished many, many years ago. You can't own anyone.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Some people said some things about someone owing some money.
     
  7. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    True, but one certainly can claim ownership of another person. It's also possible for a person to believe that another person owns him/her.
     
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