Howard vs Clean My House – Case

In this case before me as a Small Claims Court arbitrator, the plaintiff (I will here call him “Howard”) is claiming that the defendant’s workers stole personal belongings from his home worth $5,000. Howard is an elderly man. He lives alone and has been retired for many years. He spends much of his waking time…

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Howard vs Clean My House – Decision

In order to prevail on his claim that Clean My House is liable for his missing belongings, Howard must establish, within reason, proof of either actual theft by the workmen or at least some wrongful conduct on their part. Mere suspicion on Howard’s part is not enough. Howard’s obsession as a hoarder is a possible…

Hirari vs IPA Products – Case

In this case before me as an arbitrator in Small Claims Court, the plaintiff (who I will here call “Hirari”) is suing the defendant (here called “IPA Products”) for what he called “goods sold” in the sum of $3,808. The “goods” were about 800 women’s summer tops in various sizes, in pullover and cardigan styles.…

Hirari vs IPA Products – Decision

The plaintiff did not have a purchase order for the excess garments. I said that in the absence of a purchase order signed by the defendant, and after hearing Janet’s testimony in which she flatly denied buying the excess garments from Hirari, I resolved the dispute in favor of IPA Products. I granted judgment dismissing…