Shrewsbury, NJ asked in Small Claims for New York

Q: This is a quick question. I just wanted to know who would be wrong in this scenario.

Person 1 is holding two boxes of snacks that are identical. Person 1 wants to give one of the boxes to person 2. Person 2 is indecisive and says you can pick whichever one. Person 1 gets infuriated and starts shouting at person 2 to pick a box. Person 2 tells person 1 that they do not want to speak with them at the moment. Person 1 is about to walk out the door, but before doing so, they throw one of the boxes at person 2 with force and then stomp away. Person 2 does not retaliate. Who is in the wrong here?

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Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Really? How does this get to Small Claims Court in New York State when the box thrower was in New Jersey? Attacking another person with a thrown object and striking that person is a crime.

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