(Closed) To sue…or not to sue.

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



  • Post # 32
    27 posts
    • 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
    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
    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..



    Post # 36
    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
    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
    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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