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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Nebraska on
Q: Got an air compressor on Facebook but didn't have money to pay the guy loaded them anyways said pay him later

Got them home and researched them found out its not worth anything and there is no way I can use it contacted the seller and said I can't use it I'm just going to bring it back he refuses to let me bring it back to him and says he is going to get the law involved if I don't pay him... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Mar 2, 2023

Unlike many businesses that allow free returns, you generally don't have the right to return an item you purchased from a private seller, absent fraud, etc. by the seller. If you have an agreement to pay for something you received, the Court will generally hold you to pay for it, even if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Small Claims and Construction Law for Nebraska on
Q: we hired a guy to do our sideing and roof on the house back in september we havent heard from him since what to do
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jan 9, 2023

I assume that you also paid this person. There are cases of fraud where a contractor accepts payment or partial payment and then leaves the area without doing any work or having the intention to do so. If you believe you may have been scammed, you may want to contact the non-emergency line and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Nebraska on
Q: I bought something that was represented as new. After I purchased I discovered it was 6 years old. What is my recourse?

It is a recumbent trike that was $3250. I bought it from a shop in Nebraska. I paid for it sight unseen from Oklahoma. Brand new ones cost between 3150-3350. On the receipt it doesn’t list that it is used. I emailed the company that builds the trike with the serial number and they responded... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 12, 2021

There is information about small claims court on the Nebraska Supreme Court's website. Small Claims Court doesn't allow attorneys and is for cases like yours where the dollar amount in question is relatively small.

That being said, it is possible that an item produced in a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections and Small Claims for Nebraska on
Q: How do I recover money paid to a contractor who never finished the job? My elderly uncle prepaid for tree removal.

My uncle is too trustworthy and didn't ask for a receipt. I have several texts from the contractor stating that he'd be over to finish the job and we have my uncle's bank statement showing a large cash withdrawal (which he never does) and of course we still have the tree standing.... Read more »

James Polack
James Polack
answered on Jan 26, 2020

You might consider Small Claims Court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Nebraska on
Q: My two year old son fell 6 ft @ daycare and fractured his leg. Should the daycare be liable for the bills?

The daycare doesn't have a liability clause at all. The director said they were going to cover the costs of the bills and then today the owner said they were not taking of them.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Aug 8, 2019

A business is liable to a patron who falls on their property if the business was negligent. This is true whether or not the business has decided to carry liability insurance or not. Whether a business would be responsible for a person's bills for falling at their property depends on whether... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Small Claims for Nebraska on
Q: Can I sue my sister for her son who is 10 stealing from me or can I sue him it was almost 300$ which he used on a game?

About a month ago while watching my nephew while his mom was in new York he purchased almost 300$ worth of PlayStation virtual currency In a game called fortnite which overdrew my account in total changes it was 415.31 Initially she said she would pay me back but has now changed her mind after me... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jun 10, 2019

Small claims court is designed exactly for this type of situation where there is a relatively low dollar request to repay due to a wrong. Many of the county courthouses have the forms available for you to pursue a small claims case on your own. It may make sense to handle this in small claims... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Nebraska on
Q: How long does one have to file a Small Claim, ($215.04) in NE.
Ryan P. Sullivan
Ryan P. Sullivan
answered on May 13, 2011

It depends on the nature of the claim. For example, a claim arising out of breach of a written contract is 5 years. Conversely, a claim resulting from an intentional tort must be filed within 1 year. In Nebraska, there are statutes of limitations governing nearly every type of action, and vary... Read more »

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