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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Nicknicholas, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Nicknicholas

    Nicknicholas Junior Member

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    I have a legal question regarding selling fake merchandise. If I sold somebody a service of mine, and I failed to deliver it, but they received a refund, do they have legal grounds to sue me? Because I sold a website that I couldn't give away and I am being threatened with a law suit even though they received a refund (although it was through a paypal dispute).
    Is he just trying to bullshit me or is he serious? The website was 75$ and he charged it all back for paypal, and he says normally it wouldn't be worth it but he had hired a coder and bough vbulletin licenses and blabla for the website. Wouldn't it be $10k+ to sue me, or even find me for that matter as he would need a subpoena or a court order to just get my information from the company that hosts my internet. Is he just trying to get a website out of that or am I in trouble?
     
  2. zeroskater

    zeroskater Newbie

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    tell him your going to sue him for threatening you, then wait for him to post the same question here(Trolling)

    If he got a refund then there is no way he can sue you. He shouldn't of bought that stuff before he got the site because he didn't have it. It's his own fault and now he is just mad. Tell him to see if it will hold up in court.(Even if it does, the most you will have to do is pay a fine.)
     
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  3. JesusChristSr

    JesusChristSr Regular Member

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    Dude nobody is going to sue you for $75 bucks. The costs to due so would greatly exceed what he could potentially get in damages. Especially if he has already been credited a refund. I would say this guy's fucking with you my friend.
     
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  4. Nicknicholas

    Nicknicholas Junior Member

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    Thank you Jesus
     
  5. taberdude2

    taberdude2 Junior Member

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    I agree with the above posters regarding legal costs. the other issue that can be costly is a jurisdictional issue. What I mean by that is the person who is threatening the lawsuit would have to file a lawsuit in your jurisdiction, ie-where you live. Add up travel costs, a lawyer, court fees, etc-I hardly think it would be worth his time over $75.

    By the way- I am not a lawyer-but I do have a paralegal degree and in no way is this to be taken as legal advice.:cool:

    But-hope you rest easier.
     
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  6. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    The only person who would actually sue you over $75 ( considering the costs to do so are usually $50 to register in Small Claims, then there is a risk of about $300 per hour of The Court's time (if they lose or it is thrown out) and the chance you will just default on paying the Judgement against you) ...is a very dangerous, irrational person who would actually more likely just shoot you.

    So don't worry about Court, especially if you have refunded, since the whole premise of going to civil ( as opposed to criminal ) court is to PROVE LOSS due the actions of the
    party being sued.

    Ignore. ( That's what a lawyer would advise )
    If threatened with anything else other than LEGAL action ( physical harm, defamation, etc. ) then you turn the matter over to the police.

    In fact, if you wish to, you can tell the other party ( through paypal so there is a record ) that you have refunded and such refund is a full and complete satisfaction of the business between the two parties and the refundee shall not again communicate with you and any further attempt at communication is not invited and will be interpreted as harrassment.