Thanks guys! Here's my update from the other thread:
Well, I won, for whatever it's worth. The judge awarded me $500 plus an additional $500 for the interest that's accrued since I filed the suit.
Now, when I get the judgement in the mail I have to send it to the El Paso superior court for enforcement. We'll see what happens. The judge was very nice & he told me to expect trouble from them. He thinks they'll either counter-sue or ignore the judgement.
I must say it was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life. Although you gotta love Newark--it's always an adventure!
He thinks they'll either counter-sue or
>ignore the judgement.
I am glad it went well, Laura. However, I think the jugde is wrong on that. They can't counter-sue, as long as they have been properly served with the papers, their time to address this was in this court proceeding!
They can't ignore the judgement either. I won a judgement many years ago and the other party didn't pay, so my lawyer went ahead and froze all of their business accounts (basically put a lien on it). So their bank was served with the judgement and had to pay out within (I thought it was 3 business days) but in the meantime they couldn't access any of their accounts.
Guess what, they paid the whole amount + my additional lawyer cost the VERY same day.
Good for you that you didn't back off!!! You go, girl!