Buffalo, NY asked in White Collar Crime for New York

Q: Is it worth it for my ex-friend to sue me?

Last year my friend lent me $150, I didn’t have any money due to losing my job and moving cross country back home but I promised I’d pay her back. A few months later my friend stopped taking to me and never told me what happened. We didn’t speak, I had been planning on paying her back and only recently have been getting unemployment which has been my only normal income in a long time. I just got an email from some attorney essentially saying I have to pay her back or she will File a lawsuit against me after not speaking to me for 7 months.

I feel very attacked. I don’t have a problem paying the money back, I never had a problem with it and I would have payed the money back sooner, but we weren’t friends and I was looking out for myself first. My issue was the principle of the situation, betraying my friendship with her and just coming back for money. After I housed her for 2 months when she didn’t have anywhere to go. You

Is it worth it for her to sue me?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Only your friend could answer whether it is worth their time to sue for the money. It's a personal decision. As a general matter, when it comes to lawsuits, people will consider the amount they plan to go after, the filing fees and court costs, the time lost from work or school. But in the end, no one can predict what a person will choose to do in terms of going forward with a suit.

Tim Akpinar

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