Background: The Plaintiff paid a deposit to the Defendant for a vacant apartment that was not ready to be occupied due to some repair required. 5 days later, the Plaintiff notified the Defendant that they would not be able to move into the apartment due to the Plaintiff’s partner being recently diagnosed with severe arthritis and would not be able to walk up and down stairs. The Plaintiff requested to have the deposit returned. The Defendant agreed; however, did not return the deposit, giving numerous excuses over a period of approximately 6 months.
Action:The Plaintiff retained Kevin R Hodge to represent their matter in Small Claim Court. Our Mississauga Paralegal drafted and filed Plaintiffs Claim against the Defendant for the refund of the deposit.
Plaintiff claimed:Compensatory damages $2,000.00.
General Damages: Interest and Cost of action.
Outcome: The Defendant reviewed the Plaintiffs Claim and contacted our Mississauga Paralegal to settle the matter. The Defendant sent a cheque in the amount of the amount claimed payable to the Plaintiff’s Representative and asked that the Plaintiff’s claim be withdrawn.
QUICK WIN! This case proved to be a quick win with the Defendant responding to the Plaintiff’s Claim by sending a cheque for the amount claimed. Its pays to file a clear, direct and strong claim!
I want to thank you for all your help with my case and also for the victory! Thank you for all the work you put in. I can now delete all my email evidence from the bad guy. This victory was only possible because of you. Justice prevails! You took my case when I was running out of hope. Thank you so much!! .
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