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YES!! Law suits happen

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1 YES!! Law suits happen on Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:33 am

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As we have said for some time now a retailer may sue you if you fail to pay Civil Demand. The post below is proof of that taken from thelaw.com forum.

thelaw.com wrote:Jurisdiction / State: New York

In 2009, I was living in New York and was caught stealing a few things from Sephora. I hadn't left the store but I was taken by a man at the front door to the back office. There, the female manager gave me a lecture, I put the items back, and signed a 'no trespassing' agreement. There were no police, I was simply asked to avoid that particular store and if I was caught again legal action would be pursued. Now, 4 years late I received a series of letters demanding 500 dollars, immediately, and as I was relocating I never got the letters. It escalated to around 800, and when I failed to respond, NY got a court order to garnish 1400 from my bank account, essentially leaving me broke. Are they allowed to do that? I know they can send recovery letters, as an attempt to recover lost earnings, but can they actually get a court order and garnish my bank account (at 1400 dollars, when all merchandise was promptly put back), simply because I didn't receive the letters? Any advice would be appreciated, I do believe I need to hire a civil lawyer, but I'd like to know if I can get that money back.


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2 Re: YES!! Law suits happen on Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:40 am

Its a shame some of the users on other sites who claim no one is ever sued don't read this. The law allows for this and other actions as we have stated here and other sites.

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3 Re: YES!! Law suits happen on Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:10 am

My questions are when did OP get the letters asking for $500.00 and $800.00 vs when the $1400.00 was taken from his account? I would also be interested to know if he acted or contacted anyone when he got these letters? Again if so when compared to when $1400.00 was taken from his bank

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4 Re: YES!! Law suits happen on Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:02 pm

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Reading the post on thelaw.com http://www.thelaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59980 it seems the suit came from an incident in NY but OP now lives in FL. This explains why he did not get letters but does not explain how he got them now or how they found his bank account we can presume is in FL


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