(Closed) To sue…or not to sue.

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do I take the caterer to small claims court?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 32
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Sorry to hear about this!  However I agree with Rachel-Do not waste your time in Small Claims.  Move forward!  Trust me-I will make a long story short. We had work done by a mechanic who in turn did ALOT of damage to our car. ($3500.00 worth..)  We went to small claims, we did win-After 1 year and court costs to us of $700.  AND heres the kicker, when you are awarded judgement it is then your responsibility to collect your money.. Good luck with that! It never happened for us-We cut our losses and chose to move forward!

    In your case, the judge will most likey say you DID receive a service-Regardless if it was substandard..  

    Again I am terribly sorry about what happened, but please don’t waste your time at Small Claims!!!

     

    Post # 33
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    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Not sue worthy in my opinion, can the BBB do anything? Nasty reviews – YES DO! Word of mouth reviews – be brutally honest and save another poor bride from having the same crappy service! So sorry you guys got shafted!

    Post # 34
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    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    OMG… I would be making my way to the courthouse the very next day!!  I would have been fuming!!  I am not married yet but when that day finally comes I expect to enjoy my day and not have to lift a finger.. I would expect that all my stressing would be over once everything was organised and I would spend my special day watching all of my planning and hard work fall into place perfectly. 

     

    I say just go for it!  Obviously the barman did not have sound beverage skills so you didn’t really get what you paid for.  Also the waiter sort of put OH&S at risk by picking throught the food and claiming it was something it was NOT!  Despite being vegetarian.. what if someone had an allergy to meat products. 

     

    I hope it all works out for you.. Clearly this guy didn’t stick by the contract.. there were wayyyyyyy to many hiccups for you to just forget and forgive..

     

    GOOD LUCK IN COURT HUN 🙂

    Post # 36
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Did you pay the other portion of the bill with a credit card?  If so contact the credit card company and dispute the charges.  I have done this in the past when being charged for a service or product that I did not recieve.  Most of the time the credit card will refund your money and take up the issue with the company on your behalf.

    Post # 37
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    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    What about contacting the local news about this company? Around here, our news stations are great with helping to resolve issues like this. Maybe having a news person attempting to contact him about the bad service will make him change his ways. I definitely think you are owed money, but I have to agree with the others about court being quite costly. Good luck, and I hope you get back what you are owed!

    Post # 38
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    1018 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    word of mouth has the BIGGEST impact, especailly on a website like this, I’d put his name out there with a HORRIBLE review and turn his credibility to trash. So sorry for your bad experience, but like some have mentioned above, it can be very expensive taking someone to court.

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