Omaha, NE asked in Small Claims for Nebraska

Q: Is 100$ worth going to small claims court over (Omaha, NE)

I had a friend borrow just about 100$ from me through CashApp. I just found out that she has no intention of paying me back. Cashapp couldn't recover the money. Is this worth it? I do have records of the transactions but I do not have records of the conversations. They were on snapchat though so maybe snapchat has some access to them?

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: If it was a gift, the person doesn't have to pay you back. If it was a loan, you can bring an action to ask the Court to force the other party to pay you back pursuant to the terms of your loan agreement, even if it was an oral argument. You can review your evidence to see if you have enough evidence to show that it was a loan and not a gift to help you decide whether the court action is worth your time to bring.

In most cases, the time, hassle and missed work that comes with a court action is going to have more value to a person than $100. Thus, you don't see many actions filed for such a low dollar amount and the judge may be surprised that you are bringing an action for such a low amount. However, whether it is worth your time/this friendship to bring an action is a personal and not a legal question.

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