Chicago, IL asked in Libel & Slander and Small Claims for Tennessee

Q: My cousin told me she was going to Seattle, and then going to Los Angeles and on to Sacramento then back home. I paid

$638 for Seattle alone and then another $360 for the California trip. Unfortunately I was hospitalized Western State and was there for 3 days. Upon my release which was also 1 week out to go to Seattle, I was unable to go do to a new medication and I told my cousin immediately but she didn’t cancel it and then when she did it was too late! She’s now trying to sue me for $500? It’s for hotels and rental car!!?? I lost money because by the time I talked to the airline they only refunded me in 2 vouchers totaling $656!?! Does she have a case and will I be held liable even though I told her it was not a good idea something happen so I told her I wasn’t going!???

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I can't tell why you would be sued for the facts provided? Did you promise to pay for the trips? She may not have a good case, but unfortunately, if you are sued you should appear at the court date. Otherwise, you risk having a default judgment entered against you.

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