Originally Posted by MaG Adrenal1ne
Not at all. I already stated my experience with the company. While lawyers are not always required it usually helps your chances of winning substantially because they know how to build a case. Ballets inc is a company and I'm sure spending some money on a lawyer for them pocket change.
Companies are just shells for people to avoid personal liability. Money spent by the company eventually reduces the paychecks of its employees and shareholders.
If this company came to me with a small claims complaint in hand asking for me to defend it, I would charge a $5000 retainer and bill at $250-$300/hr on it. That's $5000 the owner would not be able to spend on other stuff.
Do you think the owner would rather give me $5000 or just send the customer $500 to cover the value of the parts?
Originally Posted by Deadly Assassin
Problem is small claims doesn't make them pay you. Just tells them they have to pay you. Then you submit them to collections which they will take half of what they get. So it comes down to is it worth it in the end to waste my time and effort to possibly see half of what it is actually worth.
Not necessarily. After he gets his judgment, he can levy the bank accounts of the corporation by paying the marshal/sheriff $50. The bank then writes him a check for the judgment amount.