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    Default Small claims court - defendant is threatening to counter claim if I dont accept

    Long story - got into an argument a local garage who charged me £120 for towing my Mrs car in for repairs (it was 3 miles). My argument was he offered to collect and never said it would be chargeable let alone at a premium. Only found out when he presented the bill and wanted another £120 to bring it back (I got someone else to do for £40).

    Anyway, the guy is a complete cock. Found out after hes got a bit of reputation for ripping people off like this. I had to pay to get the car back but complained.

    Thought it'd be a laugh to take him to small claims court. Yeh its £120 so nothing but Mrs car/Mrs money so she was dead keen. And there was the entertainment value for £35 anyway.

    So the guys responded - unless I accept his offer of £45 hes going to take it further and counter claim for his wasted time and the stress I caused. WTF?

    Surely you can't do that. Defeats the whole object of the small claims court where the individual does not get steamrollered by superior legal resources and money.

    After all, imagine taking Tesco or someone to small claims and them threatening to sue you to scare you off.

    Anyone know what the rules are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Long story - got into an argument a local garage who charged me £120 for towing my Mrs car in for repairs (it was 3 miles). My argument was he offered to collect and never said it would be chargeable let alone at a premium. Only found out when he presented the bill and wanted another £120 to bring it back (I got someone else to do for £40).

    Anyway, the guy is a complete cock. Found out after hes got a bit of reputation for ripping people off like this. I had to pay to get the car back but complained.

    Thought it'd be a laugh to take him to small claims court. Yeh its £120 so nothing but Mrs car/Mrs money so she was dead keen. And there was the entertainment value for £35 anyway.

    Do the guys responded - unless I accept his offer of £45 hes going to take it further and counter claim for his wasted time and the stress I caused?

    Surely you can't do that. Defeats the whole object of the small claims court where the individual does not get steamrollered by superior legal resources and money.

    After all, imagine taking Tesco or someone to small claims and them threatening to sue you to scare you off.

    Anyone know what the rules are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    LOL.
    I queued in Waitrose at the till for 10 mins the other day - the stress caused and time I wasted must be due a claim.

    In so many words for the garage - "Basically, I tried it on with the tow fee knowing full well I implied collection was free, the person complained, surprisingly they took me to court, now I'm going to threaten them to make them drop it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Long story - got into an argument a local garage who charged me £120 for towing my Mrs car in for repairs (it was 3 miles). My argument was he offered to collect and never said it would be chargeable let alone at a premium. Only found out when he presented the bill and wanted another £120 to bring it back (I got someone else to do for £40).

    Anyway, the guy is a complete cock. Found out after hes got a bit of reputation for ripping people off like this. I had to pay to get the car back but complained.

    Thought it'd be a laugh to take him to small claims court. Yeh its £120 so nothing but Mrs car/Mrs money so she was dead keen. And there was the entertainment value for £35 anyway.

    Do the guys responded - unless I accept his offer of £45 hes going to take it further and counter claim for his wasted time and the stress I caused?

    Surely you can't do that. Defeats the whole object of the small claims court where the individual does not get steamrollered by superior legal resources and money.

    After all, imagine taking Tesco or someone to small claims and them threatening to sue you to scare you off.

    Anyone know what the rules are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    I queued in Waitrose at the till for 10 mins the other day - the stress caused and time I wasted must be due a claim.

    Basically, I tried it on with the tow fee knowing full well I implied collection was free, the person complained, surprisingly they took me to court, now I'm going to threaten them to make them drop it.
    So, what particular legal process is he going to use to bring this action ??

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    Anyway, the guy is a complete cock
    Bit rich bearing in mind you got yourself in this situation by not expecting to be charged for bloke to spend time and his equipment to collect your car and then think it's a laugh to take him to small claims for it isn't it?

    You wanted an laugh and now you want digging out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    I queued in Waitrose at the till for 10 mins the other day - the stress caused and time I wasted must be due a claim.

    In so many words for the garage - "Basically, I tried it on with the tow fee knowing full well I implied collection was free, the person complained, surprisingly they took me to court, now I'm going to threaten them to make them drop it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Bit rich bearing in mind you got yourself in this situation by not expecting to be charged for bloke to spend time and his equipment to collect your car and then think it's a laugh to take him to small claims for it isn't it?

    You wanted an laugh and now you want digging out of it?

    You're both as stupid as each other.
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