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The client I went down to L.A.—twice—to sue in small claims court, who I won the case against because she didn’t show?

She filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 28.

There doesn’t appear to be any property available to pay creditors. (I am a creditor.)

Lesson learned in this case: Sometimes winning doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Also: Get payment in advance, and follow up quickly on debts.

Also: I’m glad I’m not a lawyer.

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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Aw crap. My sympathies!

I hope it wasn't a big amount (I think you mentioned that it wasn't, that it was mostly about the principle for you).

I've seen a couple of times a real nasty bankruptcy knock-on effect: A customer is such a big deal (to the supplier) that the supplier allows the debt to slide a bit and the amount gets bigger and bigger (because they can't afford to lose the customer), and then ... poof!

 

Posted by Jan Karlsbjerg
  at 7:25 pm on Feb. 9, 2011

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