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Old 04-09-2018, 09:50 AM
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This is a relevant question.

Also how did dead-beat roommate afford a lawyer?
"You don't pay unless we win!"
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"You don't pay unless we win!"
And if it's one of those (which seems likely given OP's use of the term vulture), that gives a likely answer to this question:

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They will claim that the reason he didn't show up is because I lead him to believe that I was going to extend the court date.
And... did you?
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:57 AM
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"You don't pay unless we win!"
But aren't those usually, "You don't pay unless we win money for you!" meaning that they take a cut of your winnings? Surely no lawyer is expecting DB roommate to win a lot of money for this, right? Like, what is he even suing for? The right to move back into the house? Why would he want that?
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But aren't those usually, "You don't pay unless we win money for you!" meaning that they take a cut of your winnings? Surely no lawyer is expecting DB roommate to win a lot of money for this, right? Like, what is he even suing for? The right to move back into the house? Why would he want that?
I have no idea how these things work, but I'd guess it'll be one of these 3 options, or a combination thereof:
- the lawyer is going to take a big old cut of the winnings
- koa could be made liable for the winnings plus legal costs
- the lawyer has a plan to add a load of BS claims to the initial amount to get it up to a higher figure

I know nothing of the jurisdiction, nor the powers of the court, but those are the only ways I can see the lawyer getting paid.
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But aren't those usually, "You don't pay unless we win money for you!" meaning that they take a cut of your winnings? Surely no lawyer is expecting DB roommate to win a lot of money for this, right? Like, what is he even suing for? The right to move back into the house? Why would he want that?
Given that the ex-roommate has a lawyer now, the case probably isn't going back to small claims court. So they may ask for a stupidly high award for a claim of "intentional infliction of emotional distress" or whatnot in hopes of a settlement to make it go away and save the cost of a real trial.
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They will claim that the reason he didn't show up is because I lead him to believe that I was going to extend the court date.
They need some modicum of proof that this was true.
If they can't produce anything that the court would accept - the judge doesn't have to vacate.
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They need some modicum of proof that this was true.
If they can't produce anything that the court would accept - the judge doesn't have to vacate.
Just to save people keeping up with the two threads

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Edit: Nevermind, I was linking a sumif and didn't open the linked spreadsheet. It is now giving me #N/A.

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