Q: My Ex-Company Owes Money On Utilities But The Company Account Was Created Under My Name
Hi, I am in California, I no longer am employed at this company since July, they owe water service bill and never paid after I left, but the company/business water service account was created under my name. I was informed there was mail from the debt collector against my company but also with my name there. Anyone know if I am any liable for this?
A: If your name is on the account, then the water service vendor has every right to proceed after you to collect its money. You need to force the former employer to take your name off the account, and to pay any money that is owed on that account. Sounds like a good small claims action to me.
Good luck to you.
A: You are liable on the accounts you create. You say your "ex-company" not just your ex-employer, which indicates to me that this was your company and to expedited things you put the utility in your own name but forgot to transfer it to the company before you sold/transferred it. FIRST thing to do is contact the utility and close the account, if it is not already closed. Then you need to obtain the bill and submit the debt to the company that was using the utility but not paying for it. If they won't pay you the money directly so you can pay the debt collector, give them 2 weeks, then file a Small claims case against the utility, the company and the debt collector. Get everyone into court at the same time so the judge can straighten things out with everyone.
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