legal stuff aka thank g-d I blog my life
Tomorrow is going to be a whirlwind of activity for me (more so than most of my days). I have a court appearance on Wednesday in the small claims court and have a massive amount of stuff to do to prepare for it. For those not up to speed, I am being sued by the crazy and criminal real estate people from nearly 7 years ago.
I have two things to be extremely thankful for: The first is Ronen who is not only the world’s best vet but the world’s best friend (he even wanted to call in another vet and pay them to take his shift so that he could come to court with me but I wouldn’t let him). He has consulted two different lawyers he knows for me and has given me the skinny on exactly what I need to do to prepare for the court appearance. The second thing I am thankful for is that I blog my life. The blog posts that I made about the crazy real estate people back in 2007, at the time everything was happening, can be entered into evidence on my behalf in what is essentially a she-said-she-said case.
I don’t need a lawyer. Since it is small claims, lawyers aren’t used and so I will be representing myself. It would be best, however, if I can find the lawyer I retained back then and get all the paperwork he accumulated on my behalf from him. I am going this evening, again, to my very first landlady’s daughter’s apartment in the hopes that she will be home so that I can get the name of the lawyer. However, if she is not home (she may not even be in the country any longer), then I should be able to get his name from my bank tomorrow because I wrote the legal beagle a check for his services! Yes, his name will be on the record of the cashed check (thank you Ronen for reminding me of this!!). Then I’ve got to hopefully track him down and get that paper trail.
My side of the story, with my supporting blog posts, however, may be sufficient. At the worst, I will have to pay them another nearly $1,000 U.S. At the best, I won’t have to pay the crazy criminals anything and I will be able to re-coop the 1,000 NIS I paid in cash to their agent.