Chicago, IL asked in Civil Litigation for Kentucky

Q: I loaned my now ex girlfriend 8000.00 in July 2018. Here are the details below.

She had sued her ex boyfriend and would pay me when she received the settlement. Loaned the money in July 2018. She Signed a contract with me in July 2018 for payment. She said case was resolved and judge gave him till end of 2018 to settle. After the end of 2018 I contacted her to get an update. She said hes trying to appeal. I went to civil court clerks office and read the case file. I found the case was resolved 2/23/18. No mention of a settlement, a payment plan or an appeal in the file. I was told in the clerks office that after the case was resolved, by statute he would have 30 days to settle.....not till the end of the year. That would mean she signed a contract knowing the settlement would never come. I think that's fraud. She has no money or job.....possibly disabled. Is there any other place to find out about an appeal or settlement other than the case file? Would that info definitely be in the case file? What are my options if any?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Timothy Denison

Answered
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It is definitely fraud. The settlement and any notice of appeal would absolutely be in the court file.

Timothy Denison

Answered
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You will have to sue her to collect your money but it may be non-dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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