2.23.2012

our day in court

Remember our crazy water bill? And how tried to fight it?

In the end, we had no choice. We had to pay the bill or Peel would have disconnected our water. After that, our only recourse was to file in small claims court to try to recover the excess payment. We did so, and we had a mandatory (and useless) settlement conference. The trial is tomorrow.

Allan has been working on our case for a long time and is beyond sick of it. Being a classic pessimist, he is convinced we will lose and just wants to get it over with.

I have no idea what will happen and I'm not predicting anything. But whatever happens, I'll know I tried everything. I couldn't live with paying that bill and walking away. We both felt we had to try, no stone unturned. So this is the last stone.

5 comments:

impudent strumpet said...

Good luck!

M@ said...

Ridiculous that it went this far, but here's hoping for (and looking forward to) a successful result!

Amy said...

Please let me know what happens. Did you find any other cases? I will be thinking of you! (I think you both are natural born lawyers with your abilities to research and analyze and support every position you take, so I have confidence in you. But sometimes the law just sucks anyway.)

allan said...

I'm assuming that the municipality will be given the benefit of all doubts, so we will be fighting an uphill battle when the playing field should be more level. If the judge splits the difference and refunds half of what we are asking, I'll consider that a huge victory.

laura k said...

Thanks, you guys. We'll give it our best shot and the rest is out of our control. That's my sanity-preserving attitude, anyway.

Watch this post for an update later today!